|Well, I guess you told me? Sure sounded to me like you were complaining about the lack of recovery disks.|
"There are two partitions, Lenovo has taken to putting their recovery tools on the hdd as opposed to including cds".
When you unpack any OEM computer you are strongly advised to create the restore set. I don''t own your model laptop so I can't state definitively that you received that type of message but I believe that to be the case.
How did the photos get on the laptop and not remain on the camera?
I may have been harsh, I admit, but in reading your original post the flow of your words seemed to blame Lenovo for not supplying you with recovery disks.
If they had, you still might have problems with saving the pictures. It would depend on WHERE the pictures were placed and weather or not Lenovo has a non destructive recovery process.
Concerning the recovery softwares I should have been more clear. What I was implying was that another, different, program MAY be able to find additional files. If the one you are currently using is seeing most of the known files that did exist prior to the problem then it may not be of any help. However, there are some free ones available that work well but limit the number of files you can recover for free.
Going back to the transfer of the photos from camera to laptop. If you use the Cut and Paste method to move the files I would suggest you refrain from using Cut in the future and use Copy instead. While using copy is more cumbersome it protects the files if something should happen at the wrong time. If using Cut and you have an unexpected computer shutdown you could lose those files that were in RAM at that time.
The links below are courtesy of another member here, aegis1.
PC Inspector (freeware)
Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run but you can make multiple runs IMO the best, but not free.