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Windows 7: Lost all my pictures in my "My Pictures" Folder

30 Oct 2013   #1
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 
Lost all my pictures in my "My Pictures" Folder

I randomly lost all my pictures in my "My Pictures" Folder I don't understand why and what would the best way to go about fixing it. I have done data recovery before but I'm not sure other things may have been lost as well.


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30 Oct 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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30 Oct 2013   #3
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Nope, different PC.
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30 Oct 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Have a look in C:\Users\<UserName>\My Pictures.......anything there?
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30 Oct 2013   #5
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Have a look in C:\Users\<UserName>\My Pictures.......anything there?
Nope nothing, just the folders they were supposed to be in
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30 Oct 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Right click the folder the pictures were in-go to restore previous versions. (Or properties-previous versions tab) Choose the day before you noticed the files missing. Click the folder of data and time you want to restore and click restore.
Presto, everything back as normal.

Another reason to always backup:

Backup User and System Files

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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05 Nov 2013   #7
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Right click the folder the pictures were in-go to restore previous versions. (Or properties-previous versions tab) Choose the day before you noticed the files missing. Click the folder of data and time you want to restore and click restore.
Presto, everything back as normal.

Another reason to always backup:

Backup User and System Files

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

There's no option for restore previews versions, I think BlueStacks - Home was the cause of this a changed the file path
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06 Nov 2013   #8
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Do you have system restore turned off? It should be there...
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