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    all Pictures have disappeared from my computer

    All pictures have disappeared from my computer files are still there but are empty even the preinstalled sample pictures have gone, they were there then gone any ideas. have searched and have run virus scans and have also tried to restore but nothing has worked i am at a complete lose HELP please.

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    Click " Start " type ...pictures ....open that folder .....

    If they're not there ..check "Document" ...

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    have done this every file that had photos in are empty, documents are all ok no pictures in there, it just seems really odd as even the windows smaple pictures have disappeared

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    Hello Topcat, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    This is strange. You might see if you can use Recuva or ShadowExplorer to recover these files from their folder locations.

    Running a sfc /scannow command should restore the default sample pictures included in Vista.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Just for the heck of it, look under "Documents and Settings" to see if another user in installed. Look there, as well as Administrator.

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    Are you sure this is not a practical joke or your wife found the pictures and didn't like it? Sorry for not being helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat69 View Post
    have done this every file that had photos in are empty, documents are all ok no pictures in there, it just seems really odd as even the windows smaple pictures have disappeared
    Hi Topcat69,

    A picture is a file. Files (pictures) are stored in folders.

    Do you mean:
    have done this every "folder" that had photos in are empty

    Maybe try changing the following settings to see "everything" in your folders:

    - Open Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View
    - Check: Show hidden files and folders.
    - Uncheck: Hide extensions for known file types, Hide protected operating system files.

    Sky

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    reply to BRUCE2. I am the wife and the problem is on my husbands computer, and the pictures that are missing are pictures of his children and a special day out with them, so no this is not a joke!!!!!


    SKYZOOMER = sorry yes i did mean the files within the folders have disappeared have tried what you have suggested and no joy. thanks

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    Did you try Shadow Explorer as Brink suggested? In case you don't know how to use it, here is a video tutorial I made a while ago:

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    thanx everyone, Brink i followed your idea for recuva on the memory card that the photos where originally on, and my hubby had wiped and got all his pictures back for him. again thanku very much for you help.

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