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Windows 7: I lost all my pics

19 Jan 2016   #1
juice777

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I lost all my pics

Hi guys

i was backing up all my pics

I had all of them in one folder on my desktop and then I dragged this folder into my c drive and it just vanished

I have search for the folder name the folders inside and jpegs and mp4s and i cant find any of them anywhere

can someone please help


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19 Jan 2016   #2
AddRAM

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Dragging them from your desktop to C is NOT backing them up, don`t worry, unless you deleted them you just dropped them someplace close to the C folder, just start opening them, you`ll find`em

This is why methodically copying and pasting then verifying is better. IMO

Dragging and dropping can result in accidents, like you had.
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19 Jan 2016   #3
juice777

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Dragging them from your desktop to C is NOT backing them up, don`t worry, unless you deleted them you just dropped them someplace close to the C folder, just start opening them, you`ll find`em

This is why methodically copying and pasting then verifying is better. IMO

Dragging and dropping can result in accidents, like you had.
Yes I was just putting them there till I bought a pen drive to back them up
I have all ready searched all the normal places
And did a search for every jpeg and looked through the lot I can't find them anywhere
Its like they have just vanished
Could it be a hard drive problem or have I some how accidentally deleted them
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19 Jan 2016   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Did you search for jpg instead of jpeg?
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19 Jan 2016   #5
juice777

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Did you search for jpg instead of jpeg?
Wow your the man I've got them
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19 Jan 2016   #6
juice777

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juice777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Did you search for jpg instead of jpeg?
Wow your the man I've got them
No forget that I ant got them I searched for jpeg
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19 Jan 2016   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juice777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juice777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Did you search for jpg instead of jpeg?
Wow your the man I've got them
No forget that I ant got them I searched for jpeg
I think you missed the point. Your pictures will have the jpg extension NOT jpeg. Search your C drive for jpg like so *.jpg
BTW even if you had deleted the files then they should be in your recycle bin!
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19 Jan 2016   #8
juice777

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Earlier you said "And did a search for every jpeg and looked through the lot I can't find them anywhere"
Now you say you searched for jpeg and got them. Whatever be happy you got those.
Safe Procedure to move:
Right click on the item and drag it to the location where you want it to be moved. Leave off the right button. You will get a menu like this:

Attachment 380086

Click on "Copy here" The item will be copied to that location.Check it has indeed been copied. Once you make sure it has been copied delete the original item.
Sorry I thought I did have them but it was some copies I still am missing about 90%
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19 Jan 2016   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have a look at this post Lost files while copying/pasting...

Does that help?

EDIT:I deleted that post you had quoted in the previous post but you caught it before I deleted that.
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19 Jan 2016   #10
juice777

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Have a look at this post Lost files while copying/pasting...

Does that help?

EDIT:I deleted that post you had quoted in the previous post but you caught it before I deleted that.
Yes I tried all that thanks

I also tried a programme called undelete 360 but that didn't work 2 so it don't look like I deleted them

I am now trying something called disk doctors window a file recovery program

I've never had this problem before its like they just vanished, and the worst thing was I was getting all my pics in one place so I can back them up

Unbelievable
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