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April 27, 2005 2:05:54 PM

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Hi there, Ok this is the sorry tale! I took a load of pictures of my
nipper's school sports day on my digital camera and decided to burn
them direct from the camera to a CD so she could subsequently show them
to her friends on this and her friends computers. I duly plugged in the
camera and dragged and dropped the files to the CD drive icon using
windows explorerer. The files were duly transfered to the CD in 'shadow
format' and i pressed the "write these files to CD" icon. All went well
and i noticed that at the end of the burning process when prompted to
press the 'finish' button on the Wizard all the shadow files
automatically disappeared! Well the CD was a peach and i therefore
deleted all the files from the camera. NEXT?.... Yes you guessed it, a
few weeks later she lost the CD on the way to school!! So i have tried
to find the files that were created on the computer during the burning
process because the original camera files have gone and have discovered
that they were temorarily stored in a file called "CD burning". This
folder is however empty. Sadly, I have also subsequently burned 3 or 4
further CDs with lots of data for my wife's MSc studies using the same
technique and the computer has been re-booted many times since the
original sports day copying. My question is this?.... Do i have a hope
in hell of retrieving/rescueing/restoring these files? I would be
prepared to pay for a specialist company to do some sort of
professional retrieval as my daughter is now very sad.
Thank you in anticipation....


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howie
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April 27, 2005 3:15:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

If the temp folder is empty, so are the photos....sorry!
You should always copy photos to the My Pictures
folder before recording to a CD.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"howie" wrote:

| Hi there, Ok this is the sorry tale! I took a load of pictures of my
| nipper's school sports day on my digital camera and decided to burn
| them direct from the camera to a CD so she could subsequently show them
| to her friends on this and her friends computers. I duly plugged in the
| camera and dragged and dropped the files to the CD drive icon using
| windows explorerer. The files were duly transfered to the CD in 'shadow
| format' and i pressed the "write these files to CD" icon. All went well
| and i noticed that at the end of the burning process when prompted to
| press the 'finish' button on the Wizard all the shadow files
| automatically disappeared! Well the CD was a peach and i therefore
| deleted all the files from the camera. NEXT?.... Yes you guessed it, a
| few weeks later she lost the CD on the way to school!! So i have tried
| to find the files that were created on the computer during the burning
| process because the original camera files have gone and have discovered
| that they were temorarily stored in a file called "CD burning". This
| folder is however empty. Sadly, I have also subsequently burned 3 or 4
| further CDs with lots of data for my wife's MSc studies using the same
| technique and the computer has been re-booted many times since the
| original sports day copying. My question is this?.... Do i have a hope
| in hell of retrieving/rescueing/restoring these files? I would be
| prepared to pay for a specialist company to do some sort of
| professional retrieval as my daughter is now very sad.
| Thank you in anticipation....
|
|
| --
| howie
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