Background pics disappeared!


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Art Todesco

Here's a strange one. I use the windows classic theme for my desktop.
I have a bunch of pictures that I have basically cropped to make them
wide format, so windows doesn't stretch them to fit full screen. I
change the pics every hour. Today, I right clicked on the desktop
background and accidentally hit one of the other themes like Nature or
Scenes. When I went back to Windows Classic, my pics were no where to
be found. I thought when you select background photos, it pointed to a
directory or folder and used them from there. But now I can't even find
the photos anywhere. Typically, I take a picture with a name like
IMG_3578.jpg (from my camera) and after cropping it, rename it to
IMG_3579c.jpg ... the c for cropped. I then drag it into the window
that you get when you right click on the desktop background, then
Desktop Background and to one of the folders in the drop down. None
now have my pics. Any ideas? BTW, I do back up my computer monthly.
 
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richard

Here's a strange one. I use the windows classic theme for my desktop.
I have a bunch of pictures that I have basically cropped to make them
wide format, so windows doesn't stretch them to fit full screen. I
change the pics every hour. Today, I right clicked on the desktop
background and accidentally hit one of the other themes like Nature or
Scenes. When I went back to Windows Classic, my pics were no where to
be found. I thought when you select background photos, it pointed to a
directory or folder and used them from there. But now I can't even find
the photos anywhere. Typically, I take a picture with a name like
IMG_3578.jpg (from my camera) and after cropping it, rename it to
IMG_3579c.jpg ... the c for cropped. I then drag it into the window
that you get when you right click on the desktop background, then
Desktop Background and to one of the folders in the drop down. None
now have my pics. Any ideas? BTW, I do back up my computer monthly.


In the lower right hand corner there is an icon for screen saver.
Is it on or off?
 
M

Monty

Here's a strange one. I use the windows classic theme for my desktop.
I have a bunch of pictures that I have basically cropped to make them
wide format, so windows doesn't stretch them to fit full screen. I
change the pics every hour. Today, I right clicked on the desktop
background and accidentally hit one of the other themes like Nature or
Scenes. When I went back to Windows Classic, my pics were no where to
be found. I thought when you select background photos, it pointed to a
directory or folder and used them from there. But now I can't even find
the photos anywhere. Typically, I take a picture with a name like
IMG_3578.jpg (from my camera) and after cropping it, rename it to
IMG_3579c.jpg ... the c for cropped. I then drag it into the window
that you get when you right click on the desktop background, then
Desktop Background and to one of the folders in the drop down. None
now have my pics. Any ideas? BTW, I do back up my computer monthly.
A Very Quick Reply (I am on my way out)

Do a Google search for Search Everything from VoidTools, which is a
search engine which searches for files and folders.

Install this search engine and then search for IMG*

Good luck
 
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BobbyM

Here's a strange one. I use the windows classic theme for my desktop. I
have a bunch of pictures that I have basically cropped to make them wide
format, so windows doesn't stretch them to fit full screen. I change
the pics every hour. Today, I right clicked on the desktop background
and accidentally hit one of the other themes like Nature or Scenes.
When I went back to Windows Classic, my pics were no where to be found.
I thought when you select background photos, it pointed to a directory
or folder and used them from there. But now I can't even find the
photos anywhere. Typically, I take a picture with a name like
IMG_3578.jpg (from my camera) and after cropping it, rename it to
IMG_3579c.jpg ... the c for cropped. I then drag it into the window
that you get when you right click on the desktop background, then
Desktop Background and to one of the folders in the drop down. None
now have my pics. Any ideas? BTW, I do back up my computer monthly.
Did you check to see if your theme might still be there? If you haven't
done so, right click on the desktop & choose "personalize" & have a look.
 
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Art Todesco

Here's a strange one. I use the windows classic theme for my desktop. I
have a bunch of pictures that I have basically cropped to make them wide
format, so windows doesn't stretch them to fit full screen. I change
the pics every hour. Today, I right clicked on the desktop background
and accidentally hit one of the other themes like Nature or Scenes.
When I went back to Windows Classic, my pics were no where to be found.
I thought when you select background photos, it pointed to a directory
or folder and used them from there. But now I can't even find the
photos anywhere. Typically, I take a picture with a name like
IMG_3578.jpg (from my camera) and after cropping it, rename it to
IMG_3579c.jpg ... the c for cropped. I then drag it into the window
that you get when you right click on the desktop background, then
Desktop Background and to one of the folders in the drop down. None
now have my pics. Any ideas? BTW, I do back up my computer monthly.
Thanks for the help. I think it helped point me to the right direction.
It turns out that apparently windows lost the pointer to the folder
where I had the pics stored. And, I forgot where I had them, also.
Once found, it seems like everything is still there. I just pointed the
desktop picture utility to that folder and now there is joy.
 
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Evan Platt

In the lower right hand corner there is an icon for screen saver.
Is it on or off?
What would screen saver have to do with background pics?

And where is this icon for the screen save you see? I see none.
 

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