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28 Dec 2010  

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks SledgeDG

I made a big blue by using Wizard and doing a deep scan looking for "pictures".
I got thousands of files, many which were repeated 3 or 4 times.

After transferring them to my 4GB USB stick, then burning them onto DVDs on my computer and using up 4 DVDs I realised I must have been doing something wrong. I had thousands of files without any folder structure.
I then tried the Advanced mode. In this mode I selected:
Normal Scan
Keep Folder Structure

I am currently recovering and saving this scan which doesn't seem to have any repeats, and I still have everything retained their correct folders. Also I haen't all the other crap I got the first time (gifs, etc of many other programs).
This will be less than two DVDs, and I'm hoping I can just add them to my wife's new account.
If I have any problems I'll follow your advice with your brilliant step-by step procedure.

I've been using CCleaner by Piriform for many years, but never knew about Recuva. Absolutely brilliant program for idiots like me.

Thanks so much for you help and patience.

PS Have left big ticks in your profile.
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