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Old 02-27-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I accidentally closed a folder that contained a new transfer of img. data from my phone to my Desktop before I could place it in a folder in MyDocuments. I don't know how to retrieve it. Can someone help? Thank you
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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What OS?

Closed or deleted?

Closing it would not remove it.

If you mean deleted, open up the recycle bin and recover it.

If you just lost track of it do a search for your files.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:10 AM
 
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Windows 7. It wasn't yet placed in My Documents. It was on my desktop, and I closed it by accident. Now I can't find the pictures that were in the temporary folder. How do I run a search on the C drive? Are they there?
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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The folder should still be on the desktop. In explorer/libraries, look for the desktop folder on the left pane, select it, and then see the desktop files and subfolders on the right pane. If you have many files, sort the files by date to make the folder that contains the images easier to identify, since this was recent.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Open up My computer, select C drive. In the upper right hand corner you will see the search box. type in all or part of a file name. If you are looking for a certain extension (i.e. img), type in img, press enter if necessary.

You will see a listing of all the matches. One of the columns should be the folder name.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Quick tip: You can use wildcards in searches. searching for *.jpg will return all files with the extension .jpg
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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Open up My computer, select C drive. In the upper right hand corner you will see the search box. type in all or part of a file name. If you are looking for a certain extension (i.e. img), type in img, press enter if necessary.

You will see a listing of all the matches. One of the columns should be the folder name.
Thank you gguerra. This did it, and I found the lost pictures. I had erased them from the phone, so very important to find them on computer. Reps to all, but this advice did it! Thanks to everyone
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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PS: Iggier, I want to add (for people who may ask this in the future) that I also thought the folder should remain on my desktop. However, it was buried in the C drive, no folder was on my desktop. Too weird. But this is an old PC, Windows 7, so who knows? The phone is an android. It was a temporary folder, so perhaps that made the difference?
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