"MARY ELLEN" wrote:
> I downloaded my camera with USB to computer pictures came up and I viewed
> them but not I can't find them. I have already deleted them off my camera.
> Could someone please help me!!!!!!!!!!
> Need A Spititual Lift SMILE at someone And They Will Smile Back
I think I am having the exact same problem. I am pretty new to Vista but
this shouldn't be so difficult. Here is what happened...
I connected my digital camera to my laptop via the standard USB cable. I
chose to download photos using Windows and clicked "Start". I am not sure
what folder the photos were downloaded to. After the photos had all been
downloaded, the folder with all of the photos, including some I had
donwloaded from a different camera ealrier in the day, comes up on the
screen. I did some deleting of the photos I did not want and started copying
and/or moving some of the photos to a new folder I had created. Suddenly,
the view was empty. Thinking I may have accidentally deleted them all, I
searched the recycle bin but the only photos in there were the 40 or so I HAD
wanted to delete, so I emptied the bin. Despite searching under every folder
I could think of, I could not find the pictures. Were they gone forever? I
had a new tactic to locate them- I took a picture with my camera and hooked
it up to the USB cable again. After I downloaded this picture in the same
manner, the computer once again opened a window showing this new photo, as
well as ALL OF THE PICTURES I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR! Yay, they are still on
the computer- Now all I have to do is look around my screen to determine what
folder I am currently viewing and- WHA?! - the computer just refreshed or
something and now I am only seeing the one photo I just took!!??
I am very frustrated- THose were some important pictures. I have tried
doing an Advanced Search and selecting "show non-indexed files" or whatever,
with no luck. My best thought now is- Is there a way to see ALL pictures
that are on my hard drive? If I can find one of the pictures I am looking
for then I should be able to check its' properties to find out where it
resides on my computer, thereby leading me to all of the lost photos.
Any help is greatly appreicated. Thanks.