Solved How do I get removable disk E to show up on my PC ?

March 22, 2015 at 05:54:53
Specs: Windows 7
I am trying to find pictures on my PC but some of them don't show up in "pictures" or "photos" They are imported from my digital camera but I can't find some of them. I saw them once but I don't know how I did it. I want all pictures in one folder.

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March 22, 2015 at 10:01:51
What is the removable disk - SD card or what?

Also do you know the format of the camera pics/images (usually jpeg) - and possibly even a name of any one of them; even a date associated with any of them?

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March 22, 2015 at 10:49:49
You now have two posts here on the same topic... Not a good idea... Please stick with one of them; suggest this one - and a moderator will (hopefully) delete the other one.

Have you tried to find the disk(s) using Disk Management?

And can you provide the information requested in the above reply please.

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March 22, 2015 at 15:23:54
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As per #1, search for the name of one or two you remember. Most likely the rest will be in the same place.

By the way, picture files are not actually located in any photo viewer. That just displays them from wherever they really are. The usual default is the Pictures folder.

What is drive E (those drive letters vary with what devices you have installed)?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 24, 2015 at 07:56:05
I am trying to get all of the pictures in one place. A few have names, but most are dated and have coded #s & letters. Some show up on photos app on windows 8.1 or when I search pictures or recent places some show up there. It is very confusing to me, and I would just like to get all the photos in one folder. Or at least in one place. I like to send photos to my email friends, and when I click on the paper clip icon to see the pics. it only shows some of them in coded form, so I don't know which one is which when I try to send it. Thank you for your time.
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March 24, 2015 at 08:50:41
I agree entirely with your wish to have all pictures saved into the same location. I think the best place is "Pictures" as mostly that's where Windows will put them.

However, Windows can "sometimes" save files, including pictures, to the last saved location, so if it you are given the opportunity select the Pictures folder. Once there they can easily be grouped into useful sub-folders if you wish.

Again "Recent Places" is not a real location. It is effectively a shortcut to where the files really are. You should be able to find the location for those by right clicking the picture file in Recent Places and choosing Properties. In the "Shortcut tab" see "Target" which will give you the true location. It also means that the pictures still exist. Do not move the Recent places files around - it is pointless because they are not pictures.

Here's another possible way forward. Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Goodness knows why MS hide them by default but it leaves you not knowing whether files are programs (.exe) or pictures (.jpg usually). If you put *.jpg in Search it will find most pictures. It will include system / program pictures but probably most will be your own.

Documents or Downloads are other place that pictures might have been sent to.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 24, 2015 at 11:52:57
Thank you very much Derek! I haven't tried yet but I will soon. I will let you know how it works. I'm not real good with computers since I just started using one about 6 months ago.

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