Find My pictures folder and my pictures that disappeared

I bought a new external hard drive and pulled 2 folders onto it. Then I went back to one folder and deleted it off of my laptop. I have Windows 7 with the "Libraries"

When I hit delete it wiped out the pictures folder from the libraries

I panicked, but then found them when I went to Documents, My Documents, and My Pictures. I was relieved.  Then I highlighted the 2nd folder and hit delete and it wiped out my entire pictures folder.  It was GONE…along with my Photo Stream!

I KNOW I only had the one folder highlighted both times.  I have also been getting ads popping up and have to wonder if the problem started with the external hard drive.


You should use the Libraries access screen for moving/editing the contents and not your User Folder locations.

Libraries are simply pointers to the actual data locations


Use this free utility to scan

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Last updated August 12, 2021 Views 62,457 Applies to: