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Yesterday afternoon I went out and took some photos. After got back to my studio I uploaded them into my portable hard drive as I always do. I look at them briefly on my computer they looked fine.
Later, when I got home and looked at the photos again with another computer they seem OK in thumbnails but when I open them to full screen they changed! They were different photos from the thumbnails; they were the photos I took a week ago!
I even did a slide show; still they were the photos I took last week. So I was worried I lost the photos I took in the afternoon but this morning when I try it again with my studio computer they were the ones I took yesterday. This never happened to me before. I was relieved but I couldnít figure how this happened?
Any ideas how this happened?
It's likely the software you are using in the other computer has a bad database or cache for the thumbnails. If you can clear/delete the database or cache and have the software automatically rebuild it, I think that would resolve it.
W is right. The problem is that all of the preview images are stored in a cache file, which sometimes goes wacky, or it gets corrupted and requires a cleanup.
To fix the problem on a Windows computer:
click > Start > Search and type "disk cleanup" (without quotation marks) into the search box,
or click > Start > Accessories >Disk Cleanup.
You can run a full disk cleanup if you want, but if you just want to quickly fix the problem, scroll down until you see Thumbnails and make sure that it is checked.
Then click the Clean up system files button, wait for it to finish, and then probably log off and back on.
If you're on a MAC someone else will certainly tell you how to do it.
yes re format your card...i remember the tutor at the photography course i went on a few weeks ago said to always reformat your cards regularly, especially if you have a lot of photographs...so that makes sense Alfred.
Well, I used to format my memory card all the time but until what happened to me last year:
I was in Pittsburgh Pa. and one day, I spent the whole day at the museums, gardens and took over a thousand photos. As soon as I got back to the place I was staying, I uploaded them on to my portable hard drive. There were some great shots and I was delighted. So I deleted all my images in my memory card for my next dayís use.
Two hours later, when I went to look at my photos again they were nowhere to be found. I didnít save my photos after all and I deleted them from my memory card already!
I was upset to lose all my dayís shots but eventually I found out on the web how to recover my images on my memory card. If I had formatted my card I donít think I would able to done so.
Now I have to make sure I really saved them before I delete or format my memory card.