Retreive moved and replaced photos in Windows Photo Gallery?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by quinns16, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. quinns16

    quinns16 Guest

    I was rearranging some photos between folders in Windows Photo Gallery
    and when it asked me to move and replace or move and copy the photos I
    had selected, I chose move and replace. Next thing I know, half the
    pictures that were in the folder were gone and I can't find them. Is
    there any way to retrieve photos that I have moved and replaced???
    quinns16, Apr 14, 2009
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  2. quinns16

    John Inzer Guest

    Apparently you had some folders with
    photos from different sessions that had
    the same names (probably numbers
    that the camera affixed to them).

    When you allow one file to "replace"
    another....the original is overwritten and
    is not recoverable. Unless you have
    backup copies your photos may be

    I think the default setting for many digital
    cameras is to restart the numbering sequence
    every time the memory card is removed.

    You may want to check the settings for
    your camera and set it to always begin
    from the last number it used.


    John Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
    John Inzer, Apr 14, 2009
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