Windows 10: accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures

Discus and support accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i was showing my wife how to delete and un delete(restore) folders on my pc and right click deleted the pictures folder in my user files. then went... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by aljaxon, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. aljaxon Win User

    accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures


    i was showing my wife how to delete and un delete(restore) folders on my pc and right click deleted the pictures folder in my user files.

    then went straight to the recycle bin and right clicked restore and then went to user files and low and behold the pictures folder was back but with one tiny problem.

    all my pictures were missing!!!!!!!!

    i have deleted and restored hundreds of files and folders etc over the last 20 odd years and this is the first time i have encountered this problem

    why has this happened and is there a solution?

    i am trying windows file recovery app cmd summat.
    i have tried recuvva and it didnt find anything.
    i have not emptied the recycle bin and 2 small text files already in there are still in there.

    :)
     
    aljaxon, Jan 1, 2021
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  2. enso Win User

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
    enso, Jan 1, 2021
    #2
  3. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 1, 2021
    #3
  4. Mohan B P Win User

    accidently deleted pictures folder but restored folder mising pictures

    Picture User Folder vs Library Picture Folder / Add to User folder

    Hi,



    Form the issue description, I realize that you are trying to view your pictures in the default pictures library. To do so, you have to change the location of the folder that contains your pictures to the default pictures library folder.



    To view your pictures in the default pictures library, I suggest you to follow the steps below.




    • Right-click on the default Picture folder
      and click on Properties.

    • Navigate to Location tab.

    • Click on Move…. and select the folder that contains your pictures and click on
      Apply and then click on Ok.


    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further information on Windows. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Mohan B P, Jan 1, 2021
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