Finding Your Lost Downloaded Pictures.

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Having a problem with finding that downloaded picture? Having a problem with downloading pictures from a camera or scanner and not being able to locate them?

Once you download using programs for picture editing and such, you can't find them. Vista puts them in a virtual folder. (one way around this is to create a folder and place your pictures in it.)

When you use an application for which virtualization is enabled, you create data files in virtualizable locations of the file system. When you use another application or Windows Explorer to access these newly created files, you cannot find them. For example, if you save a file in a photo editing application in the %programfiles%, %systemroot%, or %programdata% folders, you cannot locate this file.

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:

• Click the Compatibility Files button that appears on the Explorer bar to view virtualized files in the folder.

The Compatibility Files button appears only if there are virtualized files in the folder.


• Look in the C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore folder to locate your files and folders.

• Save your application's data in a folder under your user profile.

Now you know where Vista likes to hide things

(taken from another post I did, but is specific to finding your lost pictures).

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Thanks for the tip, I'm sure some will find it helpful.

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