Lost photos

  Throbber 16:57 29 Apr 2007

I had a lot of photos and music on an external hard drive. These have suddenly disappeared [possibly following a routine backup?]. Anyone know why they might have gone [the My Pictures and My Music folders are still there, only empty!] Or, more importantly, how I can get them back?
Windows XP Home SP2.

  muscic lover 17:25 29 Apr 2007

you could try the system restore function..... and roll back time!

  MichelleC 17:26 29 Apr 2007

You could try this retrieval prog click here

  Pineman100 17:47 29 Apr 2007

When you did your last backup were the My Music and My Pictures folders on your main drive empty?

If so, then I wonder whether these have overwritten the ones on your external drive.

  skidzy 18:24 29 Apr 2007

Provided you have not written to the drive since the loss,you maybe able to recover the data.

click here
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Also try a quick search on the drive by typing .JPG

  skidzy 18:26 29 Apr 2007

Also Recuva from Piriform and very reliable source that made Ccleaner, click here

  woodchip 18:34 29 Apr 2007

Program on it's way

  skidzy 18:51 29 Apr 2007

Possibly one for you Woodchip (OS 98)click here

  Throbber 21:47 14 May 2007

Thanks for all your help. looks like my external hard drive has died. Fortunately I found a backup on a partition of my internal drive, so no harm done.
Thanks again to all.

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