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Folder looks empty - but it's not!

by rafaelcapanema / August 18, 2004 4:39 PM PDT

Here is the deal: I've got a folder on my computer with ALL the pictures I've taken with my digital camera. It's on C:\Rafael\Multim

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Re: Folder looks empty - but it's not!
by Papa Echo / August 18, 2004 8:27 PM PDT

Use Start>Search to sesarch for each of the folders in the path C:\Rafael\Multim

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Re: Folder looks empty - but it's not!
by Cetin Denislam / August 18, 2004 9:24 PM PDT

1. Check if the hidden option is set.

From windows Explorer, click Tools, Folder Options, View Tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, click OK.

2. Open a cmd prompt (click Start, Run type cmd and press Enter).

Type the following commands and press Enter after each:

cd "C:\Rafael\Multim

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Re: Folder looks empty - but it's not!
by rafaelcapanema / August 19, 2004 2:00 AM PDT

Thanks for your help!

Papa Echo, when I search for the folders in C:\Rafael\Multim

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Re: Folder looks empty - but it's not!
by Cetin Denislam / August 19, 2004 2:52 AM PDT

Strange ? Maybe yes, maybe no. You can read thousands of strange problems threads. We had here another case where the camera's utility stored the pictures files with unsupported characters in files' names.

In your case, I'd say that you use a third party utility that can search the entire hard drive and shows you the results, including for deleted files, so you can recover some of them. I'll give you some examples:

DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch 1.0

PC Inspector File Recovery



1. The recovery process should be done on another PC. In other words, don't download, install and run them on your PC. Why ? Because some of your deleted files will be unrecoverable for good.

2. Some of those utilities have different versions for FAT/NTFS so, choose them accordingly.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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strange things happen with cameras
by AussiePete / August 19, 2004 2:45 AM PDT

i have had a digital camera for 6 months now and its not really compatable with winXP - but i also run a win98 system and some funny things happen on both systems.
Firstly make sure your camera has the correct software and drivers for Win XP (go to your cameras web site and get the latest drivers/software) otherwise funny things do happen - if your camera doesn't have proper software for Win XP you are better off uninstalling it and just using the software that comes with windows xp to download your photos
I have also found some other programs that are better than the software that came with my Kodak camera - try downloading this program and see how it works - it should download your photos and is like an "explorer" type program for pictures

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Re: What file extension?
by Stan Chambers / August 19, 2004 7:20 AM PDT

If you know the file extension of you photo files, in Explorer (not while on line), click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab, when they load, check to see if your photo file extension is listed there. If not you can add it to the list.
Hope this will help.

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