Computer Help forum

General discussion

Lost photos

by kelle5 / February 5, 2008 12:04 AM PST

I have lost a folder containing photos. They are in My Documents,My Pictures, 2007. I did a search and they did show up in My Pictures, however the icon says "Files containing text 2007" When I try to open this, I am prompted to again perform a Search. How can I view these pictures again? I want to save them on a DVD.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Lost photos
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Lost photos
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2008 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: Lost photos
Collapse -
Lost Photos
by kelle5 / February 5, 2008 1:10 PM PST
In reply to: Found...

Thanks so much for your reply. Please tell me how to start registery editor (Regdt32.exe).
Many thanks

Collapse -
(NT) Hint: Click Start, Run
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2008 1:14 PM PST
In reply to: Lost Photos
Collapse -
lost photos
by kelle5 / February 6, 2008 3:15 AM PST
In reply to: Hint: Click Start, Run

Thanks, This is what I got;
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders:
If this problem occurs with drives:
3. Click Modify on the Edit menu.
4. Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.
5. Quit Registry Editor.

I don't see: HKEY_CLASSES ROOT/directory\shell or HKEY_ CLASSES ROOT ETC.

I was able to start registry editor but I do not see

Collapse -
That may be too advanced.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2008 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: lost photos

Try the second step.

Collapse -
lost photo
by kelle5 / February 6, 2008 4:21 AM PST

When I click Default, It says value not set

Collapse -
Here's step 2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2008 4:55 AM PST
In reply to: lost photo

Sorry, I was thinking of another site.

"I have also read on a few reputable sites of a quick fix that involves opening a command prompt and typing the following:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?