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Unintentional walk down memory lane
Search *.jpg
grelmar




msg:325424
 11:05 pm on Jun 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

My filing system failed me. I could picture the graphic I needed in my head, I knew it was there, somewhere, on one of the three hard drives in this machine (totaling 580Gig) - But for the life of me, I couldn't remember where.

Worse, I couldn't remember the file name.

So... "Search *.jpg"

Returned a whopping 15,306 results.

I set it to "view as thumbnails," fully expecting XP to pack up and go on a holiday, and slowly began to scroll through.

Now, I've had this machine for 3.5 years, and still have the original file structure intact. I just kept adding hard drives. So it ended up being a walk down memory lane.

"I remember doing that site..."

"Oh, hey, photos from that camping trip..."

"Didn't I uninstall that software two years ago?" (Yes, I did... you'd be amazed at how much crap is left behind after you uninstall most software...)

And yes, about halfway through, I found the pic I was looking for. The aptly named "227a" - which has now been renamed to something more descriptive, and placed in a more apropriate folder.

I'll get around to sorting out the other 15,305 jpgs later.

 

Hester




msg:325425
 9:16 am on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

You could try Picasa free from Google, which allows you to add tags to images for easy finding and sorting.

Nybo




msg:325426
 10:57 am on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

you'd be amazed at how much crap is left behind after you uninstall most software

A registry cleaning program may be a help.

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