Photos no longer accessible in My Pictures

September 27, 2009 at 14:55:54
Specs: Windows XP
I have three albums in My Pictures showing 4 fotos for each. However, when the album is clicked, all I get are generic thumbnails that when clicked reveal nothing ohter than a message stating preview is unavailable.

Apparently I've lost hundreds of fotos - BUT I do have them backed up on CDs . . . nevertheless, wondering how and why this happened and where did those fotos go???? Any ideas about retrieval?

Thus far, my other albums are unaffected by this phenom . . .

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September 28, 2009 at 10:26:40
Did this ever work properly? What is the file extension of the problem files?


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September 28, 2009 at 10:30:12
Run chkdsk /f to confirm you don't have file corruption.
Make sure you are spyware/virus free

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September 28, 2009 at 12:45:30
Reply to the first two responses . . .

For - JenniferSUMN: Yes, my photos "worked" quite well for about five years - until the occurrence mentioned. All file extensions are .jpg. There are 4 dozen albums thus far unaffected . . .


For - Wanderer - My uneducated guess is file corruption has indeed taken place. But how? Anyway, nothing revealed to indicate any virus or other such surreptitious attacks . . .

As mentioned, thus far all of my other albums are viewable.


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