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windows deleted all items in picture library on harddrive


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all my items in picture libary are gone from my hard drive. not in recyle bin i have scanned using recover software and they are all listed when i go to photo app displays photos then says they are not accessible. have no idea how this happened

folder option is not hidden, i search hard drive for .jpg .mov files and nothing! yet they can be seen by scanning using recover software.

any help in how i can recover files that i now cannot access!!! totally baffled how this happened.
 

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SpyderBite

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Are you syncing a smartphone with your computer via a USB cable? Depending on the device/OS, the device picture library overrides the computer directory. So, if your phone doesn't have any pictures on it at the time it is synced, it will merge the two libraries by deleting the photos on your computer.

Unlikely, but you'd be surprised how often this happens in both directions. Saw it at least 5 times a day at the apple store while I worked there.
 

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hi no nothing attached just my hard drive on laptop. cannot figure out how this happened. all of a sudden there was no .jpg, .mov or .cr2 (raw format) when i did a serach on my drive. yet, windows 8 metro photo app showed pictures, but could not view telling me i set files to hidden, which i did not. been trying to find out what happened for about 3 weeks now searched internet nothing is working
 

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#4
hi no nothing attached just my hard drive on laptop. cannot figure out how this happened. all of a sudden there was no .jpg, .mov or .cr2 (raw format) when i did a serach on my drive. yet, windows 8 metro photo app showed pictures, but could not view telling me i set files to hidden, which i did not. been trying to find out what happened for about 3 weeks now searched internet nothing is working
You could set folder options to show hidden files & see if that helps.

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as stated before .... folders NOt set to hidden. is there a website at microsoft for helpng me restore the missing photos and movies that were removed by what I'm assuming is windows. this happened almost immediately after I did a windows update.... this is why i think windows 8 is the culprit.
 

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#6
A picture before bowing out :

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I will move on to other things. :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
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    AMD K140
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    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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