my pictures folder disappeared from external

July 9, 2010 at 23:06:52
Specs: Windows XP
First and foremost, Thank you for existing! Whew.
I can not find My Pictures in my external hard drive (WD Passport). I did not delete nor are they in another file...they simply vanished. I am sickened by the thought that all of my photos are gone. I have a IBM thinkpad, pentium windows xp. Thank you so much and I look forward to your reply!

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July 10, 2010 at 17:02:14
Have you been copying the files recently? You may have
accidentally moved (copy/delete) them instead. It's best to
make copies of all files onto permanent media. Removeable
storage is subject to loss especially if you have multiple
operating systems or multiple devices. Too many times you
forget to unmount the device.

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October 28, 2010 at 08:24:39
i am trying to figure out what happened to 310 pictures from last fall i have pics from end of october then nothing until christmas. the pictures just disappeared. i copied them 2 using the camera and then my stupid husband cleared the card. we never looked at them again but they were there. now a year later i cannot find them. is there anything i can do?

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October 28, 2010 at 16:45:49
Do a search for:


(ie star dot jpg)

This should show a stack of picture files. See if you can find one of your missing ones. If so it should give the location if you set to detailed view. It might be that the "My Pictures" folder has got moved somehow.

You could also search for the My Pictures folder itself.

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