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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP: Entire Picture Folder Disappeared!

20 Jun 2011   #1
MissCheekyChops

Version 7 Home
 
 
PLEASE HELP: Entire Picture Folder Disappeared!

Someone please help!

I go to my library and I see Videos, Documents & Music but NO Pictures. When I save a picture from the internet it takes me to the folder automatically, here I can see all my pictures. However when I try and find the Picture library on my laptop it cannot be found?

It was there about a week ago. I performed a SYSTEM RESTORE which did not resolve the matter. I also tried "Restore default Library"

Someone PLEASE help, this is driving me insane as I am unable to upload pictures because I cannot find them, unless I know the file name to search by


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20 Jun 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You do have the Pictures folder in your user directory still right?
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\My Pictures
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20 Jun 2011   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

System restore will not do it, go back with back up and restore
Restore Backup User and System Files
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20 Jun 2011   #4
MissCheekyChops

Version 7 Home
 
 

Hi Logicearth... yes I do have a "My Pictures" at that location but does not have all my pictures, only a few... there are sooo many more that are there when I save a picture.

Richc46 - I shall have a look at that and come back to you if it resolves the issue.

Thank you for replying!
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20 Jun 2011   #5
MissCheekyChops

Version 7 Home
 
 

Hi Rich,

I did back up sometime ago but they are not lost as such, they are somewhere on my laptop because I am able to see them when I save a picture. And I can retrieve a "lost" picture if I remember the filename. So the Picture Library itself has just been relocated, I just do not know how to locate it and put it back where it was...
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20 Jun 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Alright can you get to here: D:\Users\[YOUR_USERNAME]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
It your Pictures are not there they might be in C:\Users\Public instead.
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20 Jun 2011   #7
MissCheekyChops

Version 7 Home
 
 

Hi Logicearth,

Thanks again for replying, I could not find anything at the first location and the second location retrieved some but not all of my pictures.
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20 Jun 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

With the back up and restore, just pick a date and everything will go back to the way it was. Back up first, just in case you lose stuff going back to the past.
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20 Jun 2011   #9
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try saving a picture off the net... when the box pops up asking where to save it, (the one you DO see all your pics in) just look at the Left column or in the address bar to see the path to where they are saved. You might have changed it by mistake. Then just navigate to that location and have a look. If they are there just move them back to "My Pictures" And dont forget to change the save folder next time you save a pic. If you can a screenshot of the save box might help us if you want to post it...just use "snipping tool"
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20 Jun 2011   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
In case you have a missing Library, this will show you how to restore all of the default Libraries in Windows 7.
Go to this forum tutorial and it should put libraries straight.
Click here > Libraries - Restore Default
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