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#1 wendyth2

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:00 PM

Hi,

Yesterday, I was on the computer checking my email on webmail. After finishing I noticed the picture that was on my decktop was missing. I tried to find it on the computer but couldn't. I checked my computer and found out my picture's file was gone along with my daughter's pictures in Picture Motion Browser. I ran spybot in the morning but undid the changes by using the recovery button. Is there any way of finding my pictures?

My daughter is furious with me ...

I appreciate all the help possible.

Thank you,

Wendy

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:14 PM

Is there anything else peculiar in the operation of your computer besides the missing pictures?
A noticable slowdown in performance or programs or other applications not working?
Did you do a scan for virus's with your AV program, not talking about Spybot?
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

As a first step, I would simply run a Search for .jpg after selecting the option for Photos. It may be that the pictures are still registered, but just 'lost.'

if no joy, you may try a 'recovery' program like Recuva:
http://www.recuva.com/
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

The easiest way to find any file on a system...

Start/Search...select All Files and Folders...and type in the file extension and an asterisk.

If I want to find all .jpg files on my system, I do that...after electing My Computer as the search area.

It looks like *.jpg or *.bmp or whatever in All Or Part Of The Name search box.

Once you find all files wanted, you can move them from the search window to a collective location, if that's what you want.

Be sure that you have enabled the folder option to see all file extensions before you begin the search.

http://www.logicaltips.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=209

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:16 PM

Thank you all for replying to my dilemma.

I've searched my computer and nothing comes up for my jpeg's. I installed Recuva and found some of my pics but they aren't recoverable. Pictures that are recoverable I'm unable to bring back. When I try to recover them the exact 4 files come up constantly. Two files are jpeg's with no picture, one file a mpeg nothing plays, and a file I can't open. I've copied and pasted the info from Recuva on a few of the pic files. I don't understand how they've been overwritten and unrecoverable. Is it possible to get them back and can anyone explain what's happened to me.
Thank you,
Wendy

Filename: Wendy and family pics
Filename: wendythpic.doc

Path: ?\wendy and family pics
Size: 33,280
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 5/12/2007 11:59
Last modification time: 5/12/2007 11:59
Last access time: 11/24/2007 00:43
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP14\snapshot\_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE"
9 file cluster(s

Filename: family pictures oct24 2005.htm
Path: ?\wendy and family pics
Size: 1,566
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 7/11/2007 16:45
Last modification time: 7/11/2007 16:45
Last access time: 11/24/2007 00:43
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7GULHGHV\061-3638.English[1].dist"
1 file cluster(s) overwritten (0) 1 cluster(s) allocated at offset 3188

Filename: DSC00706.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 846,291
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 8/15/2007 11:54
Last modification time: 8/15/2007 11:54
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\libxml2.dll"
207 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,

Filename: 269412[1].jpg
Path: ?
Size: 3,355
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 12/6/2007 21:58
Last modification time: 12/6/2007 21:58
Last access time: 12/6/2007 21:58
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Documents and Settings\Wendy Thornton\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\77QCAM2L\lightbox[1].js"
1 file cluster(s) overwritten (0)
1 cluster(s) allocated at offset 1232317

Filename: DSC00172(1)13.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 2,402,832
State: Very poor
Creation time: 7/2/2007 20:40
Last modification time: 7/2/2007 20:40
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP16\A0003369.rbf"
423 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
587 cluster(s) allocated at offset 1810916

Filename: DSC00172(1)13(1)15.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 1,611,664
State: Poor
Creation time: 7/2/2007 20:44
Last modification time: 7/2/2007 20:44
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP9\snapshot\_REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT"
127 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
394 cluster(s) allocated at offset 980228

Filename: wendybuddyeli.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 64,641
State: Very poor
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:15
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 09:15
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:20
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP28\snapshot\Repository\FS\INDEX.BTR"
11 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)
16 cluster(s) allocated at offset 98901

Filename: hayleywendy.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 16,659
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:18
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 09:21
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP22\change.log.1"
5 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4)
5 cluster(s) allocated at offset 6213

Filename: christopherwendy.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 17,784
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:19
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 09:22
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\AD-AWARE2007.EXE-0CF9A7E5.pf"
5 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4)
5 cluster(s) allocated at offset 11378

Filename: family111.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 64,672
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:25
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 09:25
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\QuickTimeMusic.Resources\da.lproj\QuickTimeMusicLocalized.qtr"
16 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
16 cluster(s) allocated at offset 39879

Filename: close up wendy christopher hayley.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 29,862
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:31
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 09:33
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP27\snapshot\_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE"
8 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
8 cluster(s) allocated at offset 16039

Filename: bronzefamily3.JPG
Path: ?
Size: 39,489
State: Very poor
Creation time: 6/12/2007 10:14
Last modification time: 6/12/2007 10:14
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7AA7CCC1-5F18-4FA4-BAA4-687C790A8D0D}\RP19\A0003600.dll"
8 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
10 cluster(s) allocated at offset 25141

Filename: DSC00867.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 800,315
State: Very poor
Creation time: 8/19/2007 10:25
Last modification time: 8/19/2007 10:25
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\iTunes\CDDBControlApple.dll"
100 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
196 cluster(s) allocated at offset 898698

Filename: DSC00570.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 913,451
State: Very poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 02:00
Last modification time: 10/15/2007 16:36
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Documents and Settings\Wendy Thornton\Shared\Pink - Who Knew.mp3"
181 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
224 cluster(s) allocated at offset 1018726

Filename: DSC00571.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 908,056
State: Very poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 02:01
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 02:01
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\Dragon\NaturallySpeaking\Help\enx\power\dragon.chm"
194 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
222 cluster(s) allocated at offset 1005513

Filename: DSC00578.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 817,997
State: Poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 02:17
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 02:17
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\inboxmessageCA4JR98C.htm"
55 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149)
200 cluster(s) allocated at offset 692835

Filename: DSC00583.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 840,822
State: Poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 02:23
Last modification time: 8/27/2007 13:24
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\skin_90x70[1].jpg"
13 file cluster(s) overwritten (130, 131, 132, 146, 147, 148, 178, 179, 180, 193, 194, 195, 196)
206 cluster(s) allocated at offset 764190

Filename: DSC00584.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 819,182
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 8/14/2007 02:24
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 02:24
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWLic.exe"
200 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
200 cluster(s) allocated at offset 912437

Filename: DSC00595.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 843,464
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 8/14/2007 03:43
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 03:43
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\Voice Editor 3\dnsrdk.exe"
206 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
206 cluster(s) allocated at offset 927084

Filename: DSC00601.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 917,164
State: Unrecoverable
Creation time: 8/14/2007 04:38
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 04:38
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard\WISDED53B0BB67C4244AE6AD6FD3C28D1EF_7_0_2_3.MSI"
224 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, ...)
224 cluster(s) allocated at offset 844004

Filename: DSC00603.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 876,853
State: Poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 04:38
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 04:38
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "?\review1[1].jpg"
23 file cluster(s) overwritten (192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214)
215 cluster(s) allocated at offset 379306

Filename: DSC00604.JPG
Path: ?\8-27-2007
Size: 854,720
State: Poor
Creation time: 8/14/2007 04:39
Last modification time: 8/14/2007 04:39
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:19
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\QuickTimeAuthoring.Resources\sv.lproj\QuickTimeAuthoringLocalized.qtr"
101 file cluster(s) overwritten (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, ...)
209 cluster(s) allocated at offset 556979

Filename: bronzefamily.jpg
Path: ?
Size: 164,165
State: Excellent
Creation time: 6/12/2007 09:37
Last modification time: 10/24/2005 22:44
Last access time: 11/16/2007 18:20
Comment: No overwritten clusters detected.
41 cluster(s) allocated at offset 202266


This file doesn't recover even though it's suppose to ... I get the 4 same files I try to recover this file or any file.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:25 PM

You've got a hard disk corruption; unlikely you can recover from that.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:54 PM

<<I ran spybot in the morning but undid the changes by using the recovery button.>>

I think that might explain the overwrites.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:36 PM

Thanks again for the reply. Is there anything I can do? Is there a another program I should download to recover the picture file? Why and how could the pictures just vanish?

What does it mean ... hard disk corruption and how did it get corrupt? What should I do or can be done about it?

Thanks,

Wendy

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:48 PM

I'll address part of your post, the person who made the comment re "hard disk corruption" has to clue you on that.

There are a number of programs which purport to be able to recover data files which have been deleted, etc.

None of these is 100%...by that, I mean I know of nothing that can positively recover everything, no matter what the circumstances might be.

Generally, the less the drive in question is used, the better the chance of file recovery.

I've used a couple of programs (because I was curious and because I screwed up) :thumbsup: and I have pretty good confidence in a program called File Scavenger, File recovery and hard drive data recovery software - QueTek™ Consulting Corporation - http://www.quetek.com/

Bear in mind that I'm not recommending it, I just say that it works satisfactorily for me and my expectations.

There are also any number of freeware/shareware programs that others can/will recommend.

Wait for other suggestions/opinions from others, please.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:37 AM

This is a good example of why you should back up your files on a regular basis.
You can add a second hard drive to your computer and use it for storage only-copy files to it.
A flash drive, external hard drive, or cd can be used. In fact, even if you do have a second hd, it's still a good idea to back up to an external source.
I hope you succeed in recovering your pictures.




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