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did repair install of xp, new shared documents folder created, cannot find contents of previous shared documents folder

windows xp, sp 2 crashed, did repair install, user document folders remained after reinstall, but shared documents folder now empty except for samples, had many megs of photos in shared documents folder before reinstall, now cannot find any of the photo files in any folder or when searching my computer, years worth of photos, how can I find to copy off this computer?
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Wesley Miller

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Wesley Miller

Shared files are located in the All Users folder so I would search it.....

If you can't find them the try a system restore from a previous Restore Point:
Start , Under Picka task; System Restore, Restore My Computer from an Earliertime.
Finally this Microsoft Knowledge base Article:
Shared Documents Folders Are Missing From My Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319825
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KeatingSimons

Unfortunately, don't have backup of the photos.
All users folder contains new shared documents/shared picture folder with only ms samples.
There are no previous restore points available, I think they were eliminated by the repair reinstall.
The referenced article doesn't appear to be applicable to my situation.
Wesley Miller

next step would Download RecovermyFiles Teaser and see what it finds......
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/data-recovery-software-download.php
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