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    help with IDE hard drive Please

    my laptop died due to graphic card it has an IDE hard drive now i have bought a caddy and plugged it in to computer which reconised it as mass storage device E. Anyway the prompt pops up as what to do i choose explore files but cant find photos which is what i wanted
    please help

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    Does it find all the other files/folders on the drive?

    start,my computer then right click on the hard drive and choose explore and see if they are there

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey

    Does it find all the other files/folders on the drive?



    yes quite a few but no my pictures

    Original Poster

    nightstud

    start,my computer then right click on the hard drive and choose explore … start,my computer then right click on the hard drive and choose explore and see if they are there



    tried already also tried search found thousands of small gif pics but no photos

    The folders aren't hidden are they, when in a folder go to tools > folder options > view > make sure show hidden folders is checked.

    Can you not search for .jpg?
    I presume that is the file format you will have used.

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    greg_68

    The folders aren't hidden are they, when in a folder go to tools folder … The folders aren't hidden are they, when in a folder go to tools > folder options > view > make sure show hidden folders is checked.



    yes checked i find my music but says folder empty as does a few others

    try doing the start my computer right click the drive search then when the window pops up on the left click more advanced options tick search hidden files and folders then in type of file drop down box go down to jpg.

    Original Poster

    nightstud

    try doing the start my computer right click the drive search then when … try doing the start my computer right click the drive search then when the window pops up on the left click more advanced options tick search hidden files and folders then in type of file drop down box go down to jpg.



    just tried still no photos

    hmmm..maybe they were messed up when your G.C went or maybe its something to do with the sharing have you tried right clicking the drive and looking at the properties then sharing other than that im stumped

    Was the drive partitioned? If yes, can you still access all the partitions?

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    yee ha just done it so complicated these things googled and found you have to transfer ownership of hard drive messed about must of hit the right things cause got some lovely old pic back, thank you thankyou guys for your help nice to know people care and help X)

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    dcx_badass

    Shouldn't normally need to transfer ownership in most cases.



    why did i have to?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    CAn't say for sure without seeing it, but if you needed to take ownership … CAn't say for sure without seeing it, but if you needed to take ownership you'd have got a pop up telling you, if you didn't then it was just a coincidence that you took ownership and found the files at the same time.Another possible reason is you have XP Pro (maybe vista/7) and had told it to keep the files private, that can do it aswell. Vista can be a bit random and apply it to folders too, but either way it should have popped up telling you, if it didn't it's a coincidence.




    i have xp pro
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