moving photos to a CD

July 21, 2009 at 09:45:54
Specs: Windows XP
Hi - I tried moving photos from my C drive to a CD but there wasn't enough space on the CD so in an attempt to cancel the process and restore the photos back to my C drive, I selected the "delete the temporary files" option but only some of the photos ended up in my recycle bin which I could then save back to my C drive, many other photos simply disappeared? Is there someway I can retrieve them or were they permanently deleted? Please help! These are pcitures of my children! Thank you!

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July 21, 2009 at 09:52:41
You can buy one of the online data recovery softwares. Look here at the lower right corner for Data Recovery.

Coping is a safer operation then moving.

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July 21, 2009 at 10:23:04
Thank you for your reply. I will look into data recovery software. I don't understand why some of the photos ended up back in my recycle bin where I could restore them and many did not..... Anyone know why some would go to the recycle bin while others would bypass it and be "permanently" deleted? Why wouldn't all the photos go back to the recycle bin!!??

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July 21, 2009 at 10:36:14
Did you check the CD to see if they were successfully copied over?


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July 21, 2009 at 11:31:10
most likely there was not enough room in recycle bin to house the additional deleted pics.

Might want to run disk cleanup and defrag AFTER you have recovered your files, NOT before [or they won't be recoverable]

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July 21, 2009 at 18:29:32
To Mike: I did try checking the CD but it was empty unfortunately. I was hoping they'd be there.

To Wanderer: it didn't occur to me that the recycle bin wouldn't have enough room but that sounds like what most likely happened - it only kept what would fit. I had about 4GB of photos and only maybe 1.2 GB's were in the recycle bin.

Does anybody have any idea where files - or in this case photos - would go that have been marked for deletion but there is no room left in the recycle bin? I suppose my only choice left is to buy the software to restore them... I'm a bit disappointed at the misleading option to "delete the temporary files from the staging area only" that Windows gave me when the photos wouldn't fit on the CD. The warning that the original photoa would be permanently deleted was completelt absent!! And there was no "cancel" option either so I saw no other way to get out of the CD burning process....!!

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July 21, 2009 at 19:34:02

(Note that you use the two dots to navigate back up the directory structure).

some other bloke...

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