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Windows 7: All the photos from My Pictures folder are gone. What do I do?

31 May 2013   #1

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All the photos from My Pictures folder are gone. What do I do?

I just got the Adobe Premiere Elements 11, the video editor plus the Organizer. I was putting some photos from My Pictures into a folder in the Organizer when I noticed that the My Pictures folder was empty. Before this it had at least two hundred photos in it.

Now when I click on the My Pictures folder what comes up is an Adobe folder. If I click on the Properties I see, "This folder is empty."

I have a new HP computer with Windows 7. I have an external hard drive for the backup but I did not connect it yet.

My photos are now scattered throughout the My Documents folder. Is there a way to get everything back the way it was an hour ago?

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31 May 2013   #2

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Open up Elements and see if you can find the files in it. Photoshop likes to grab your photos and place them in order of date shot as I remember. Much like Picassa if allowed it will re-organize all your pictures as well. I too like my pictures in my folders and then bring the ones I want into Photoshop for changes then save them back to the same or alternate folders of my choosing.
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 All the photos from My Pictures folder are gone. What do I do?

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