Thought I'd throw this one at some of you experts :
just recently I am having problems opening most of My Picture files. A message comes on screen - no preview available. I have noticed that the information contained in the "date picture taken" and "dimensions" columns in details has gone. Also a file called " thumbs" has appeared in the effected folders ( most of my folders are effected). Many of the files have been modified on one of two dates.I am having a similar problem with My Documents. Does anyone know what could be going on?
Another thing - a balloon keeps popping up saying something about needing to archive my photos. Then when I follow that road I'm told that my Photo Album software has expired : that's another story 'cos I still think that Windows should be able to open my photos and documents.
A friend's son loaded up Picasa and I am able now to see some of my pictures But there are hundreds I can't see.