I have Elements 10 Core Version 10.0 Language Version 10.0 fully updated (or so Elements reports on asking to check updates) running in Windows 7 64 bit.
I have over 20,000 photos on C drive in jpeg or fine jpeg format mainly shot with a Nikon D70 over several years. I took photos last Friday/Saturday with a new Nikon D7000 (jpeg) and uploaded to Elements 10 (C drive) via SD card reader. They uploaded OK, were saved to Elements Organiser and I deleted some, edited others and emailed several. Today these photos are missing and possibly other shots taken after 10th Feb 2013 too some of which might have been taken with the D70.
Both Elements Reconnet and Find Photos and Videos fail to find any photos not already in the Organiser. I tried Recuva to search the PC's hard drives for deleted photos. It didn't find any as such - only eBay etc jpegs.
I have 120kb copies of the emailed photos attached to the emails in the Outlook Sent box. I noted the reference number of a photo and searched Windows 7 for it. Windows doesn't find it.
Before I looked at Elements today Windows was installing update KB2656351 concerning NET framework 4 and we had a power cut part way through. I have no idea if this is relevant but I menton it in case it is.
There are no photos in the Organiser after 10th Feb 2013 and there should be several hundred. I can take the loss as they probably weren't vital photos but I am very keen to know where they went to do my level best to ensure it doesn't happen again with more valuable photos.
I have phoned Abobe but they only support Elements 11 now, they said. I have searched without success both their FAQ's and the FAQ's on this forum.
Any assistance you can find the time to offer me would be much appreciated.
Thanks for your quick reply. I have tried Reconnect. It doesn't find anything. I don't have placeholders with a "?" where the photo should be I have nothing at all after a shot I took on 10th Feb 2013. The post 13th shots have disappeared.
Yes. In a word. Thanks for everyone's suggestions. The photos were there all the time of course but filed 24th October 2010 in Organiser.
When I bought the D7000 recently from Amazon Warehouse I knew it was a returned item so when I went into set up the camera was already set up so I made the mistake of assuming it had been set up recently and because I wasn't prompted to set the date/time I overlooked the fact the date would have been wrong and would have changed anyway due to lack of battery power. The camera thought it was 24th October 2010 and that's where Organiser correctly filed my shots. I'm sorry to have taken up everyone's time - but what is reasuring is your mail to check if I'd found a resolution - this something I found most kind and reassuring in today's world where it often seems you're on your own out there - especially in net forums. Thank You. Geoff