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Can't Delete Pictures


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#1 roasted420

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:07 PM

My wife and I went on vacation and took some pictures that.....well......shouldn't be seen in public. I transferred some of the "bad" pictures along with the "good" pictures to My Pictures. I sent the "bad" pictures to the Recycle Bin and emptied it, but when my screen saver kicked in, which shows a slideshow of My Pictures, I saw some of the "bad" pictures on the slideshow. How can I get rid of these pics? I would be grateful for any help.

I have a PC and use Windows XP

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

Also look through My Documents and see if there's any hidden in there and maybe you film editing program
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:35 PM

After that, you could try to find any instances of the files in question.

Note - this will only work if you know at least one of the filenames.

XP search function is pretty bad in my experience, so this might work better for you:
Bring up a command console, by clicking start, then run .
Type cmd in the box and hit enter.
In the command line, type cd c:\
Then type dir (then the name and 3 letter extension of one of the files in question) /s /a > c:\image_search.txt and hit enter
e.g. dir someimagefilename.jpg /s /a > c:\image_search.txt
when the search is complete, a new command prompt will appear right below the one you just types in. On this line, type exit and hit enter to close the window.

Open the file c:\image_search.txt in notepad or whatever text editor you prefer. Here will be a list of all the directories that said filename resides, to be deleted at your discretion. Presumably, the other files you are looking for are in these directories as well. You could use wildcards to expand the scope of your search criteria, although not necessary.

Info on wildcards:
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/w/wildcard.htm

More info on the DIR command:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...r.mspx?mfr=true

Good luck :thumbsup:

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