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old hdd not showing pictures folder connected via usb

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    old hdd not showing pictures folder connected via usb


    Hi all

    Last week had to get a new laptop as broke the other one, last one was an HP pavilion running windows 7 pro and this one an HP envy running windows 8.1.

    Now the problem being that I took the had out of the old one and now using it as a portable drive in an enclosure, its working great other than I can access my pictures folder and by that I mean its missing not there.

    I have run a scan on it and no errors found which I didn't think there would be as its been fine. I can get into everything else like videos, windows, program files and so on but still the pictures folder is missing.

    I do recall on my old laptop that the pictures folder did have a padlock symbol on it if that helps, I'm positive that the photos are still there as the memory taken up is the same to what I remember.

    Please could anyone give me some guidance as to how to recover the folder but as I stated the rest of the hdd seems to be perfectly fine.


    Regards


    Stuart

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    The padlock is not an accessible folder. You first have to take ownership of the drive through Security permissions on that drive, before you retrieve any data.
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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    The padlock is not an accessible folder. You first have to take ownership of the drive through Security permissions on that drive, before you retrieve any data.
    thank you for the reply. Could you give me directions as to how to do this please. Running windows 8.1
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    The information is in the Tutorials section on here.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The default location should be C:\users\(your username)\Pictures. It sounds like you already looked there though. Was that folder maybe moved or renamed? Have you tried searching for it with the search function? You could also try doing a wildcard search for *.bmp or *.jpg files.
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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The default location should be C:\users\(your username)\Pictures. It sounds like you already looked there though. Was that folder maybe moved or renamed? Have you tried searching for it with the search function? You could also try doing a wildcard search for *.bmp or *.jpg files.
    Just an update I tried to reset ownership of the drive to the drive disconnecting part way through and then stopped responding so now running a chkdsk on it to try gain access to it again grrrrrr
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