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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by durkinjt, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    I recently restored an older HP computer using my Win. 7 disk, (not a factory restore),
    Just realized I had some old photos on it. Is there any way I can get them back? T.I.A.
     
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    I think that would depend on just what kind of install you did.. If you did a clean install it probably formatted over them but if you did an upgrade it may have keep them in a c:/windows folder named Old Computer or something like that. It usually puts strange characters in front of the folder like $*% so it will keep it at the top of the list.. Look in C:/Windows or if they were kept on a separate partition then look for that possibility... Lots of Luck:)
     
  3. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    Thanks for the reply. There is an Old Computer file Guess its going to be fun finding them.
     
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    Should be in the same folder as they were in the old computer. Just copy and paste them to the new systems pictures folder.
     
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    even formatted it is possible to recover the files as I've done that a few times.
     
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    Yeah, but check to see if they are on top of the road before plowing it up.... LMAO
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what do you mean by that?
     
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    lol, I just mean you take the easy path first... You don't climb over a mountain until you first see if there's a tunnel... :p
     
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    Yes, find an undelete tool and hope the OS did not over write the data.
     
  10. tongs007

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    as 2old says if you have a folder saying windows old you will find it in there, if you saved it on your desktop then >windows old>desktop? your pictures folder what ever it was called. No need for data recovery, your file is in windows old
     
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    just realised this thread is from december, doh, but same applies
     
  12. 2oldGeek

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    Hey tongs, when are going to put curtains on your computer?? after all, it has "Windows", hello......
     
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    i dont need curtains, i need bricks ;)
     
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    i only commented as it was resurrected today, ha
     
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    tongs007, at least the last posting is only a couple of months old not a year or more. my curtains is always closed except when i open them to see outside.
     
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    Sorry tongs, that's my standard reply to newbies posting to dead threads...

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    Just put in a red light roxanne
     
  18. 2oldGeek

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    yeah, but if ddp stopped the postings to dead threads..... we wouldn't be chit chatting with no real purpose.. lol
     
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    Nothing at all wrong with no purpose.. now who wants to see me posing in a mirror doing a duck impression?
     
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    Not me my windows are bricked up. I've seen enough bad things in my life. And a girl selfie is not what I want to see. Quack Quack
     

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