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How to find photos I exported from my digital camera to m

  1. #1


    New York
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    How to find photos I exported from my digital camera to m



    I used the san disk from my digital camera to export the photos from it onto my computer. Once it was
    completed I was unable to find the photos anywhere on my computer. I've checked My Pictures, files, and every other place I could think of and they are nowhere to be found. I use Windows 8.1 O/S. Any help
    with this matter would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    cryptokid

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try Picasa:

    Picasa

    It works good.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Try again importing pics. It should tell you where they go and give you a choice where to put them. Now they are probably buried deep in the system somewhere.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1

    Use the Search Charm


    Why don't you swipe the Charms on the right side of the screen and select 'Search'.
    Select 'Files' and type the name of one of the files and when it is listed in the result, right click it and select 'Open File Location'.
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Auricman View Post
    Why don't you swipe the Charms on the right side of the screen and select 'Search'.
    Select 'Files' and type the name of one of the files and when it is listed in the result, right click it and select 'Open File Location'.
    The files probably have some funny numbers. I never know what those are.
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  6. #6


    Most probably of JPG type, try Search for Files with " *.jpg " (without quotes). Your camera/phone manual should tell you which format it saves in.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Most probably of JPG type, try Search for Files with " *.jpg " (without quotes). Your camera/phone manual should tell you which format it saves in.
    That may be too broad a criterion to search on if there are jpg files scattered throughout the computer.
    If you know a few characters which start the names of the photos, as you type them into the search box, it may display various files that meet the start of the file name.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    When you first install Picasa it searches your computer for pictures.
    If your pictures are in it somewhere, Picasa will locate them for you.

    EDIT--- If Picasa does not locate them on the initial search, you need to select the file type you are looking for.

    Pictures:

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 23 Jan 2014 at 12:35.
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  9. #9


    New York
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    David, thank you for your suggestion about using Picasa. I downloaded it but have one problem with it. When I get to
    the import part it does note permit me to put my camera info in the block. Instead i shows to pick either MSG5100 series or folder. It will not permit me to type in C533 Zoom Digital Camera which is where I'm importing it from. What do I do
    now?

    Thank you.
    cryptokid
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    PIcasa will make it's own storage areas, it won't use the ones the camera used.

    Look in your Pictures folder for DATED FOLDERS. The folders with the date you did the transfer will be the folders for the pics you imported.
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