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Windows 7: Missing image files


16 Dec 2008   #1

 
Missing image files

Hello,

This is my first post here .

Sunday evening, my wife installed build 6956 over Vista, on her C partition, keeping (we thought) her other docs, image files etc safe on her D partition.
However, when viewing her D partition from within 7, her image files from her digital camera have gone awol.

Trying to use search for them doesn't bring any up.

Has anybody else had this?

Merry Christmas to everyone here!

Best Wishes,
Bob.

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16 Dec 2008   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have just tried Recuva on 6936 x64. It worked fine. Might give it a try. Link here: Free Software List for Vista - Vista Forums

Gary
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16 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Bob,

In addition to Gary's suggestion,

If you did a Fresh install over the vista install rather than an upgrade install, you may have permissions issues with your existing data. You may want to take control of the D: drive and give your "new" user rights to all the files

have seen this quite a lot with XP to Vista installs, (often with external Drives but can happen with internals), as although the "new" and "old" users may have the same name their SID's under NTFS are different as a result of this you cannot see files untill you are added to the permissions list
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16 Dec 2008   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I think he would still be able to see the pictures, even if he did not have permissions??
Is it possible that, when your wife did the install, it did the often swap over the D: and C: designators? If so, if she did the upgrade, the folder might be still on (now) C. Alternatively, provided she did not opt for the HD format, they could also be sitting in the folder on C. called Windows.old.
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16 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Dave,

I would think that too,

the reason I suggest it is on my 6801 x64 build I could not get the system to set my wallpaper to an image from my wallpaper folder. The files were there but would not show up until I'd taken ownership of the folder and given myself permissions.

May be a anomaly with my system only (I have Vista, Windows 7 6801 32 and 64 all on the same drive, so the permissions are a bit complicated,) but may be something worth checking
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16 Dec 2008   #6

 

Hi, Bristolian, and welcome to the forums.

Could you specify (so these folks can stop guessing) *exactly* how your wife performed the install? Also, are these pictures the only things from the previous Vista install that are not showing up? IOW, can you see you old documents, etc.?

Finally, can you see the folder itself? If so, right click it and see if properties shows that it has data in it (anything over a size of 100K should be sufficient to prove that there is actual data in the folder...).
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17 Dec 2008   #7

 

Hello everyone, and thanks for your replies.

@ John, the install carried out was the supposed new install over Vista, i.e. not the Upgrade option. Vista was previously installed on her C partition, she stored all of her photos etc on her D partition. What I saw (and with a previous Vista installation too) were remnants of some of her programs that were installed in the previous os installation showing up in the program files directory of the latest install. Not many, acceptedly, but still some.
There may well be some other files missing from D too, and the folder in which the images were saved does not show. We'll have a play with the permissions thing, and see what happens...

Thanks everybody, once again, for your help and advice.

Very Best Wishes,
Bob.
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17 Dec 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You won't succeed with permissions if they were previously restricted with Vista.
And you confirm you have no Windows.old folder?
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18 Dec 2008   #9

 

Bristolian, thanks for the reply - what are the sizes of the HDs / partitions in question? Also, is this a laptop or a desktop? Finally, when you say a new install *over* I assume you mean that you used the same partition without formatting and such and the documents and such that were there in Vista on the other Drive letter are now no longer showing up?
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18 Dec 2008   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Bristolian, thanks for the reply - what are the sizes of the HDs / partitions in question? Also, is this a laptop or a desktop? Finally, when you say a new install *over* I assume you mean that you used the same partition without formatting and such and the documents and such that were there in Vista on the other Drive letter are now no longer showing up?
Hello John,
The laptop is an Acer, with the HD partitioned (as new) as C (53.2 gig), and D (53.6 gig). You are indeed correct in your assumption with regard to the missing files.

Best Wishes,
Bob.
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