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#1 elazarkrausz

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

I had about 500 photos that I had stored in a folder that seem to have disappeared. For some reason, there is no way to access them. They do not appear in the folder, and are not accessible by other applications. However, when I copy the folder, or even look at the properties of the folder, all of the photos appear to still be there. Even when I copy the folder, there is no way to access the pictures from the copied folder. How can I get these photos back?


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Hi,

 

The bad news is you may not be able to, but I would suggest using something like Recuva by Piriforrm, you can get it here :-

 

www.piriform.com/recuva

 

It works quite well, but only if you havn't overwritten the sectors on the hard drive where the data was stored. I had a similar problem about a year ago with a Nikon camera whose memory writing had gone faulty. I had two batches of about 400 images on two different memory cards and both went unreadable. I was able to recover one batch, but not the other. I ended up scrapping and replacing the camera body - Ouch !

 

Best of luck,

 

Chris Cosgrove



#3 elazarkrausz

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

I found the photos. I had used Google's Picasa to view them, and when I allowed hidden files to be shown, a folder showed up called ".picasaoriginals" (I think it was called "originals" because that's the name of the folder that the photos were in.) Within that folder was another folder, with the same name. There were ten identical folders, each with another folder called ".picasaoriginals" inside it. The 10th folder contained all of the photos I had lost. I have no idea how this happened, but all the photos were there, in their original quality.

 

Thanks for your help.






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