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By ralph.brown1 ·
On the start up menu it used to show "My Pictures" "My Pictures" "My Music" and "My Computer" OS Winxp.
We have lost "My Pictures" How can we recover this folder, Please.

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by rickrbyrne In reply to My Pictures Folder

Hi,

right click "start" then select "properties". Then Select "Customize Button", select the "advanced tab" go down to the "start menu item list box" scroll down until you find the "My Pictures" section and select the option "display as link", select ok an ok. That should take care of it.

Rick

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by ralph.brown1 In reply to

We have followed you instructions, "My Pictures did not appear.We have looked in Start/explore and cannot find My Pictures Folder.Would this affect the problem? Thank You

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by rickrbyrne In reply to My Pictures Folder

Hi,

Yes it would, It should be under you root drive, more than likely "C:\document and settings\%username%\%username% documents\%username% Pictures". fill %username% with the username of the person loged in. Now if you don't find the folder you have to create it. Create it under "C:\document and settings\%username%\%username% documents" Now recreate the folder here and call it %username%'s Pictures then it should appear back on your start menu, if everything is done correctly.

Rick

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by rickrbyrne In reply to

Try this I have used this program many times and have nothing but good to say about it. This program is freeware and may have some use for you in the future. I work at a college where students bring in damaged disks all the time, most of the time it recovers the files no problem.

Link: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
thats for the software.

Let me know how it goes.

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by ralph.brown1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.Thanks Rick it worked, managed to recover some files.

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by ralph.brown1 In reply to My Pictures Folder

Thank you for your reply, it appears that we have deleted the folder "My Pictures" its not in my recycle bin, is there any way to retrieve the lost folder, Please?

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by ralph.brown1 In reply to My Pictures Folder

Thanks Rick, I have downloaded PCINSPECTOR, recovered a deleted word file, saved it to a floppy disc, but cannot open it using Word.Any ideas?

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by zaferus In reply to My Pictures Folder

If you've lost pictures and they are valuable, you need to power down that PC immediately so your OS isn't overwriting these pictures any more than it already has. Go unplug the system ASAP.

Go to another system with Internet and purchase ZAR - Zero Assumption Recovery. Then E-mail them and ask for the DOS boot utility that you get a license for. Make a boot disk and put this software on it. If you know how and your system supports it you can also make a bootable USB drive with this software on it.

Boot off your PC and run this program. It is very powerful to recover files, and I've never been dissapointed with it yet (and I've put it to the test with some scrambled drives). If you DON'T find your pictures here search the hard drive for all image files (*.jpg, *.gif), the folder may have inadvertently been moved somewhere else. It happens.

The reason I recommend recovery before search is to avoid the risk of overwriting even one picture more than you have too. If you find the risk acceptable do the search first, and make sure you are logged in as a local administrator and you can search hidden and system folders (under windows explorer - tools - folder options - view tab - show hidden files and folders).

If you are like most people your pictures are priceless for sentimental value. After you recover them keep a backup on CD if you can.

Good luck!

-Z

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