Okay, sorry, but this is my mom's computer I'm trying to fix for her. It's a Vista Home Premium. She has several folders and sub folders in her Pictures folder and I recognize the names from times when I know there were pictures in them. Some of the folders are completely empty and some have one .db file in them.
I thought maybe she had one of those "album" programs that come with a camera/printer and she had deleted the program (she would usually do that by just finding the folder and deleting it rather than going through Add/Remove Programs). I know that some of those types of programs keep the pictures in their own folders rather than putting them in the Pictures folder.
I called Kodak Tech Support on their Easy Share program I thought she might have had because there's a folder called Kodak Pictures (also empty). They said that even if she had deleted (or even properly uninstalled) their program, the photos would still be left behind.
I posted on the MS Vista forums and the suggestions were Recuva and Shadow Explorer. I haven't tried Recuva yet but Shadow Explorer wouldn't install. I also tried a System Restore. I can't imagine that SHE did the deleting of every photo --- it's too strange that the folder structure is intact and they're just empty.
I'm hoping someone recognizes these symptoms.
Thanks for any help.