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jean-paul martell 15-05-2009 05:02 PM

Lost pictures after system restore
i recently had to do a system restore because of some reasons but after that all my picture which are stored in folder in c document are missing.when i checked the storage states in my hard disk it shows the exact same space that has been use by the picture.i have also searched for the files but they don't show up. What has happened and what is the solution?Can anyone help!!!

Calvin K 15-05-2009 05:07 PM

Re: Lost pictures after system restore?
1. click on start menu.

2. open run and type regedit and press enter

3. then on the regedit go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

4. on the right pane check if you can see the missing files or folders (under Name column) has the default %USERPROFILE% location (under Data column) for it.

5. right click on the missing files or folders and click modify

6. Type in the default location of the missing personal user folder, then click OK.

7. Close regedit.

8. Logoff and logon, or restart the computer to restore the folder.

jesse 15-05-2009 05:17 PM

Re: Lost pictures after system restore?
You can Recover Lost pictures by various software liks Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery, can also try the following step to recover your lost file :

1.go to your control panel.
2. select folder options.
3. navigate to the “view” tab.
4 scroll down and select ” show hidden files and folder”.
5. click apply.
6. try manually searching for the folder containing the files.

Wynn 15-05-2009 05:29 PM

Re: Lost pictures after system restore?
Well, System restore wouldn't delete any picture file it only restores system files. registry settings. files outside of Windows should be intact unless you personally deleted them.

you can also undo system restore check this thread to get more information :
How to undo last restore in Windows Vista ?
How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP

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