Missing "Pictures" Folder

Posted: 08-15-2008, 01:16 AM

When I go to the start menu the "Pictures" icon is there, however it i
white and when I right-click the only options are Copy, Rename an
Properties. When I choose Properties, it is all blank and only shows th
General screen.

I have tried to search for shell:My Pictures, and it just says "N
items match your search". However shell:My Music and all the other
work. I just can't seem to find a way to restore this Pictures folder.

I also tried to restore a picture in my recycle bin in hopes that i
would bring me to my folder but it just gave me "Error 0x80070570: Thi
file or directory is corrupt and unreadable".

Please advise

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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 03:27 AM

cc04;804966 Wrote:
> When I go to the start menu the "Pictures" icon is there, however it i
> white and when I right-click the only options are Copy, Rename an
> Properties. When I choose Properties, it is all blank and only shows th
> General screen.
>
> I have tried to search for shell:My Pictures, and it just says "N
> items match your search". However shell:My Music and all the other
> work. I just can't seem to find a way to restore this Pictures folder.
>
> I also tried to restore a picture in my recycle bin in hopes that i
> would bring me to my folder but it just gave me "Error 0x80070570: Thi
> file or directory is corrupt and unreadable".
>
> Please advise
Hello cc04

Using Option Two in this tutorial, check to make sure that the Picture
folder (My Pictures in registry) has it's defaul
'%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" location set in the registry.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ing-folder.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 03:52 AM

Thank you so much for your help Shawn. However I followed Option Two o
the tutorial (the location was actually already correct) and restarte
my computer about 4 times just in case and still, nothing. Do you kno
of anything else I could possibly try

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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 04:00 AM

Umm

Check the other location in this link to make sure that Pictures folde
(My Pictures in registry) has it's default "C:Users\(your use
name)\Pictures" location set in the registry also

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...html#post77435

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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 04:28 AM

I went to the Shell Folders section of the registry. Under "Name" where
it said "My Pictures", it matched up with "C:\Users\Melissa\Pictures" so
I'm assuming thats also right..

I'm not sure if this is related but when I typed
C:\Users\Melissa\Pictures into the white search bar, the Pictures folder
came up and when I clicked "Open" it gave me that error window that said
"c:\users\melissa\pictures is not accessible. the file or directory is
corrupted and unreadable" again.

How frustrating! Let me know if I just misunderstood what you meant.


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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 04:53 AM

Ok, see if running chkdsk can repair the file corruption.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...sk-chkdsk.html


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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-15-2008, 10:32 PM

I tried literally all of those options to perform checkdisk and none o
them seemed to fix anything, so who knows what my next step should be
Thank you though

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Re: Missing "Pictures" Folder
Posted: 08-16-2008, 03:26 AM

You can try doing a repair (upgrade) install to see if you can fix it t
maybe be able to salvage the files in the Pictures folder. Since it tha
corrupted, I do not know if it can save them or not though

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...tall-vista.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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