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15 Sep 2016   #1

Please Help With Pictures on Windows 7

I just wiped my hard drive and reinstalled windows. I copied the picture's library onto a thumb drive, but the only pictures on there are sample pictures. None of my other pictures were saved; how can I retrieve them?

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15 Sep 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Sadly they can not be recovered or at least no method I know of

It's always best to verify files on the device way too late for the info though you already found out why
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24 Sep 2016   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Just out of interest how did you wipe the drive? and did you copy the Pictures form the start menu?
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24 Sep 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

@ ShadanR. Have a look in your User files to see if they are there.

To do that click on Computer & then on the C: drive, then click on Users, then on your Name (the one you use on this computer), scroll down & see if there is a folder called Pictures, if so Right Click on it & select Include in Library & then select Pictures. This should get them to now show up in your Picture Library.

Documents & Pictures etc., Libraries are just a convenient place to find these items but they are actually stored in separate location, which in this case is under Users. Libraries act somewhat like a short cut does.
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25 Sep 2016   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

Why didn`t you have your pictures on another partition or some other storage device ?

Didn`t you verify that the pictures were on the flash drive before you formatted ????????

Copy, Paste, Verify

Copy, Paste, Verify
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