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    agh windows 7 upgrade cant find my pics. argh. help!!!

    after having earlier windows 32 error got upgrade disc, which hubby stuck in not waiting on me to get home and tell him to save data externally first.
    now cant find any of the photos or docs,
    he told me it said they would save but we cant seem to find them in old windows that it said it would be in
    are they lost altogether or hidden somewhere i can find.
    help please the air is blue round here and gonna be long weekend if he lives to see rest of it.

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    It should have saved in the windows.old folder

    If its not there, then it doesn't look good. Only option I think is some kind of recovery tool

    Start,My Computer,Local C,Programme files.

    windows.microsoft.com/en-…sta
    Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 13th May 2011

    I'm sure they're in a folder somewhere. Get the search menu up and search *.jpg (or just set it to search for Pictures). Remember to tell it to search everywhere too.

    P.S. Windows Vista and 7 have a new folder stucture for your documents. There's no "My Documents" anymore (which has the "My Pictures", etc inside). Go to Computer > C (or whatever your drive letter is) > Users > yourUserName
    Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 13th May 2011

    I'm on windows 7 Ultimate & I have My Documents.

    WheresMeNuts

    I'm on windows 7 Ultimate & I have My Documents.



    Wikipedia says that they added the "My" back on, but that's just how it appears. The true name of the folder is still "Documents", "Pictures", etc.

    Wikipedia

    As of Windows 7, The "Documents", "Pictures", "Music" and "Videos" … As of Windows 7, The "Documents", "Pictures", "Music" and "Videos" folders appear displayed in Windows Explorer with a "My" prefix but are actually still stored in the file system without the prefix (as in Windows Vista).

    Banned

    Would it help if we all emailed a copy of your nudez back

    The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself.

    Original Poster

    right will try some of that, mmm nude pictures, scary

    Original Poster

    success, xxxx, luv u guys, got my pics. thx big time. now for the docs. hurrah

    WheresMeNuts

    Start,My Computer,Local C,Programme … Start,My Computer,Local C,Programme files.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Where-are-my-files-and-folders-after-upgrading-from-Windows-XP-or-Windows-Vista


    Original Poster

    now that have copy pasted my pics and documents, is there anything else should copy paste before deleting windows old?

    Have you got your favourites saved from your internet browser? Do you use webmail or a mail client on your PC, if the latter have you copied your mail? Are there any problems you use that you save specific data for that may not be in your general my documents folder?

    John

    OP did you find out why you had a 32 error ?
    Did you delete a file or did a Virus corrupt it ?
    I would not suggest a upgrade if it's due to a virus & would suggest a clean install of windows.

    Original Poster

    hey, seem to have got it running after all, cant tell the error but think it was fixed and removed with the antivirus software. at least i hope so, is running fine atm, just wait and see as i transfer and scan the programmes how it goes. thanks peops so far so good.

    Original Poster

    mm havent got my favourites over and not sure how to find them either, could live without them but would like to locate them, where would they be.
    dont use outlook etc have never figured out how to lol.



    Johnmcl7

    Have you got your favourites saved from your internet browser? Do you use … Have you got your favourites saved from your internet browser? Do you use webmail or a mail client on your PC, if the latter have you copied your mail? Are there any problems you use that you save specific data for that may not be in your general my documents folder?John


    Banned

    keep windows.old for a few months. Its not doing any harm!

    and learn a lesson by backing up all your important data

    dropbox.com is FREE

    Original Poster

    aye have learnt a lesson. have bought a new internal drive which will hold everything i need from now on. as dont need a portable, great deal from aria too. use my current hdd as back up in case its on its way out.
    thx for the advice
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