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Trying To Retrieve Back round Picture


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

Howdy,
My wife had a picture on her screen (her account) that I tried to send to "My Pictures" "(on My Account) by right clicking on it. Although I did not see that option I tried a couple of different things. In other words I monkeyed around until the picture disappeared off her screen.

What I am looking at now is just a blue screen with some icons on the left hand side which were there before along with the picture. I checked to see if she had the picture stored under " My Pictures" (her account) but it is no longer there. I think she accidently had deleted it a few months ago.

When I am on her account and click on log off and then click on switch users the picture pops up for a second or two and then disappears as the computer switches to my account. So the picture is still on the computer somewhere.

Could someone please tell me how to retrieve it and set it back up on her screen ?

I hope I am making some sort of sense. If not please ask and I will try to be more clear.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:19 PM

Did you do a search of the hard drive...for said file?

If you don't know the filename...you can always do a search for all of the filetypes. Example, the pic has a filename of sky.jpg...just do a search of the system for all .jpg files, using *.jpg as the search string.

I don't believe that Windows can reflect an image of a file which no longer exists, I think it's on the system somewhere.

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#3 Dennis H

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:28 PM

I don't know the file name but I did a search as you recommended ( *.jpg) no luck.

Maybe system restore would work ????




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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

Well, I gave system restore a shot and it worked.

Now that I have the picture back up, is there way to save it to My Pictures ?



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:16 PM

Following Louis' suggestion, now you have it back, search again:

*.bmp

*.gif

*.jpg

*.png

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the reply. I tried them all and can't find it.

Oh well at least the back round picture is back.


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:38 AM

Dennis - (if you haven't got it yet)

Logic dictates that if Windows displays the picture, it is there somewhere.

When I set a picture of my own as background and look at Display Properties,
my picture appears highlighted in the list of background pictures
and by then clicking on 'browse', it shows me the folder where
the picture resides.

So, when you are at the desktop which shows your picture,
right click on desktop, select properties from the menu,
which puts up the Display Properties box, click Desktop tab
and hopefully your picture will be highlighted. If so, 'browse'
should show its location.

(Control Panel / Display - if you prefer).

You can then track it down in Windows Explorer and copy it
wherever you like.




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