My son is completing his NVQ and has taken a lot of photos which he transferred from camera to pc.
He then tried to copy these files to a memory stick to take to college and everything seemed to go wrong. He is now left with the photos on my computer showing a location of "shortcut to image" and nothing on the memory stick. when we try and open the photo it states the driver network is not available please insert disc
Is there anyway I can get these back as I am certain they are somewhere on my system if only I could find them
On page 8 of Pepper9's link to Woodchips thread "Program to get you photos back" click here Rigga has hosted the .zip file for download from click here it will download straight away when you click on link.
And thanks Woodchip and Pepper9 and Rigga, I have just had cause to get this prog (again) and use it :)
When trying to copy the pics to the memory stick, all he has copied is the Short-cut to the photos on the PC, that is why they do not appear on the memory stick. There are no pics on the memory stick, so running the pic recovery program will make no difference.
Why doesn't he simply run a search of his computer in Windows Explorer?
If he knows the full file name of one of the photos, he could search on that (the others will presumably be in the same folder). Or if not, he could search for "*.jpg" (without the quotes). This should find all the photos on his computer.
But he'll need to be patient - it could be a long search.