troubleshooting Question

Need location of desktop wallpaper, which originally came from a crashed hard drive.

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Hi.  This one is tougher than it seems, so you get the full 500 points.  There may not be an answer.

I had a hard drive crash, lost my "D" drive.  The "C" drive (boot drive) remains.  I lost a lot of pictures, only one picture is left... the wallpaper on my desktop.  This picture was on the "D" drive when I set it (right click, set as wallpaper, full screen, in Compupic).  I've looked virtually everywhere on my C drive, under the active administrator, but I can't find where the picture went/is.  

Unfortuately, "regedit" won't work on this machine now, which may have lead me to the file.

I'd like to get the picture, of my kid, back since I won't do the recovery thing on the drive $$$ for many months.  Any ideas on HOW TO FIND THIS MISSING PICTURE from a hard drive that doesn't exist anymore (and is disconnected)?  It HAS to be somewhere on the C drive... doesn't it?  

((P.S. already looked in Windows/web/wallpaper)).  Searched for *.jpg and *.bmp in "Windows" and "Documents and Settings," doubt that it's there.

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