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Windows 7: ridiculous...can someone help

01 Dec 2010   #31

windows 7

I really should note: SORRY - This is a new thing which has only happened over the last few days. These photos used to be fine

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01 Dec 2010   #32

W7 Professional x64

The thing that stands out to me is the "unknown account" above system. Usually only added permissions are above system in that list. If you click change permissions, and then is that a deletable permission?
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01 Dec 2010   #33


Try copying the pictures again. It is not possible to Cut and Paste the Files, you need to Copy and Paste or left click drag them to disk or flash stick.

Use the Take Ownership Shortcut you now have on your rightclick context menu (you did add it, right?) to take ownership of the files.

You will also see better performance and less issues if you use the Windows 7 Firewall with one of the lightweight free AV's such as MS Security Essentials or Avast - AVG is no longer preferred as such.
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01 Dec 2010   #34

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika View Post
I literally "cut" the folder/pictures and pasted them onto my little mem stick.
As you used Mac and PC, this maybe a compatibility issue. Which version of Mac?

Secondly, here is an error made: you use "cut" instead of copy! This is a dangerous task! I don't use it any more.
It is much more cautious to use COPY/PASTE than CUT/PASTE. It is risky as nobody knows if the system will crash or shutdown before the copying finishes. If so, you will lose files you have cut but not copied yet.
Doing this way, once I lost many important files and folders. Since, I never use cut/paste.
Anyway, this is part of the past now. For the future, my advice is to avoid using "cut". You can copy and delete. It is safer.
Back to your pictures, I think they are still here, as we can see picture previews on your folders. This is good sign!
The question now is, are the overall size of your folders reflect the real image sizes contained in? Right click on a folder and check out the size. If it is bulky and propotionnal to the number of images there, that means the pictures are still readable. If sizes are about ~ Ko, this might mean you lose your pictures!
You said that you cut them onto a flash drive of 5 mb ? This size, 5 mb, seems very low capacity drive. You can't put no more than 5 pictures (1Mo/pic) or 10 pic (500 Ko/image), 15 images maximum with a minimum quality (<300 Ko).
Do you still have the drive and the pictures stored on?
Did you try this:
- Rename your images or folders containing images and try to transfer them.
- Plugin your flash drive back and copy whatever folder to see if you still have the same error message.
- Use any sync program and let it to transfer your pictures between two devices (source>target).
- Disconnect you from the admin account and connect with another account with restricted rights (e.g. guest) and try to copy. You will have, of course, the same error message. Now, shut down the guest account and reconnect with your admin account. Retry to open/copy your pictures and tell us what you got.

Hope this helps.
Good luck
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01 Dec 2010   #35

windows 7

I appreciate all the help...but still...nothing.

and now to top it all off this. I thought I would get rid of AVG free. So i uninstall it, restart, and on boot up, the symbol is still there, and the program is still running.

Go back to uninstall to try again and I get this!

This laptop (Dell Inspirion) is only 9 months old, and right now it feels like I'm hitting my head against a brick wall

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01 Dec 2010   #36


The first thing I would do is try to recover the files that you deleted on the Macbook. I have no idea what's available, but would think there are freebies out there that would do that, like is available for Windows. If you've not copied anything to your HD there should be a good chance you can recover them.

This doesn't help with viewing on your laptop, but it could go a long way to easing your wife's mind.

Check around, see if there are utilities available that will do that.
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01 Dec 2010   #37


Install Revo Uninstaller, click on AVG, choose Advanced Mode, it will first run Windows Uninstaller but don't restart when prompted, instead click Next to delete all bolded leftover Registry keys and Files.

If AVG is stuck in uninstall, then reinstall it to start over with Uninstall.

This is the best regarded free AV around here now:

Do you have other performance issues with your Dell?
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01 Dec 2010   #38

Windows 7

It's really strange but calm down please, you don't need to hit your head against any thing. This will not solve the problem.
I am "sure" that the solution would be simple and we pass just near or over !

By the way, did you try to run the Action Center (labeled with the flag on your down-right screen corner, near the clock)?
I noticed on a previous screenshot you posted that it was a red cross indicating the existence of potential problems need to be solved. So try to troubleshoot them by right clicking on the Flaged Action Center and let it do son job automatically. Who knows, this might solve your issue.
As Cato pointed, if you didn't empty your trash on Mac, you may still able to recover your deleted pictures
Check how to recover deleted file on Mac.
On windows there are softwares to recover deleted files. There should be comparable or better utilities for Mac.
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01 Dec 2010   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika View Post

Honestly I don't know if I did any of that. I really am not that computer savvy, I just know the basics. This is all I know.

My wife wanted me to store our family photos on my laptop, not her macbook. So I stuck my little 2GB flash drive in the usb port, dropped them on the flash drive, put the flash drive in here, then dropped them onto my photos

Now I am here...

That really is all I know I did, and now, if i have lost our family photos, she is going to MAD at me big time.

And yes in my stupidity, I removed them off her mac after I put them on here, so the only copy I have of them are on here, being unable to view them
Now I'm beginning to understand what's happening.

You see, in your screenshot, the filenames are displayed in green (if in blue, it means they are compressed), which means that they are encrypted, and can only be used on the computer that originally performed the encryption. No amount of changing permissions here is going to work, I'm afraid.

You'll have to go to the computer on which the file where originally located, unencrypt them, then copy them back.
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02 Dec 2010   #40

Windows 7 x64

Usually when encrypted files are being copied to external media, windows (or the OS) always asks that doing so would remove the encryption. Probably this was not considered and in the cut/paste, presumably only the file name would then be cut/pasted, resulting in your 8 kb files. No amount of permissions is going to get them back if so or if they are corrupted.

As an earlier poster commented, I would try and find recovery tools to get the files back on the Mac without delay and avoid using the Mac till such time.

Otherwise, sorry to say, it appears that you would lose the data permanently.
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