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Windows 7: undoing "remove location from library"

03 Sep 2010   #1
squeeble

windows 7 premium x64
 
 
undoing "remove location from library"

Hello there

My name’s Katie and I’m not the best with computers. If any of you good people could help me recover my files it would be greatly appreciated. If not then it’s my own stupid fault for not making backups of my pictures.

I’m on windows 7 on a sony vaio and was trying to clean up my documents. I had all my individual picture folders as a sub folder of “my pictures” and my pictures as a sub folder of “pictures”. I wanted to remove the “my pictures” folder and keep all the sub folders.
I right clicked the “my pictures” and told it to “remove location from library”. I’ve now lost all my individual picture folders and all the photos in them. I’ve looked in my recycle bin and can’t find them. There were only one or two of the photo folders in there, but when I told recycle bin to restore them they’ve gone and I can’t find them by searching the file name.

I think someone told me that you can reset the entire computer to how it was a couple of weeks ago which I’m quite happy to do. I’d just love to get them back.

Regards
Katie


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03 Sep 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Katie,

If you have removed the my pictures folder from the libraries then you have not deleted anything - libraries are just a directory system to bring together folders from different drives or other locations.

Check your user folder (top entry in right hand of start menu), and you should still have a my pictures folder, which should still contain your sub-folders and pictures.

Library - Include a Folder

If you wish to add this back to the library right click the folder choose add to library and select the pictures library when prompted.

If you have deleted the whole my pictures folder and its contents this is more of a problem but even then there are options than may work.

Check the first option above and post back - if we need to go further we can do this
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03 Sep 2010   #3
squeeble

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

You star! It worked perfectly. Thank you very much, you've saved me from getting in a lot of trouble for losing the holiday photos.

^_^
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03 Sep 2010   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Nice one Nigel good thinking

Katie we are here 24/7 if ever you need help. Glad Nigel sorted your problem out for you!
Even I learnt something from your problem.

Steve
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12 Nov 2010   #5
jinglet

window 7
 
 
please help me

i also have the same problem with Katie.but after i had follow the instruction of Barman 58 i still can't find my video. what should i do now??
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12 Feb 2014   #6
SusanFuchs

Windows 7
 
 
undoing delete library location

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Nice one Nigel good thinking

Katie we are here 24/7 if ever you need help. Glad Nigel sorted your problem out for you!
Even I learnt something from your problem.

Steve
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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12 Feb 2014   #7
SusanFuchs

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, thank you, thank you. My heart has stopped racing.
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12 Feb 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In case you ever lost a folder completely, you can usually recover it from the Restore Points (Shadows) with Shadow Explorer. Here is how:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

But the best measure is to make frequent backups of your data. And don't keep your own files in the C partition but make a seperate Data Partition.
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12 Feb 2014   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

In addition, the free program Recuva may be able help recover a deleted file if you didn't have system protection turned on for previous versions.
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