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Old 12-29-2010, 07:01 AM   #16
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Applications --> Accessories -> Terminal

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1) su - : root password ( my guess somebody gave you this when they gave you the laptop)

2) find / -iname *.jpg -and -atime +XX -and -atime -XX -exec cp {} /home/you/2010/ \;


This will search your filessystem for jpg (photos) accessed greater than XX days and less than XX days ( you needed to determine the time frame based on when you did it). Then it copies the output to the directory you desire ( you need to modify to meet your system)

Hope this helps
 
Old 12-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #17
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Applications --> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

1) su - : root password ( my guess somebody gave you this when they gave you the laptop)

2) find / -iname *.jpg -and -atime +XX -and -atime -XX -exec cp {} /home/you/2010/ \;


This will search your filessystem for jpg (photos) accessed greater than XX days and less than XX days ( you needed to determine the time frame based on when you did it). Then it copies the output to the directory you desire ( you need to modify to meet your system)

Hope this helps
Would be worth a try, but two things: First, please post code in code-tags. Second,
Code:
su -
will not work on Ubuntu, so the complete command should be
Code:
 sudo find / -iname "*.jpg" -and -atime +XX  -and -atime -XX -exec cp {} /home/you/2010/ \;
Be aware that you have to type in your login password, but it not show up, while you type it in, you have to type it blind.

Last edited by TobiSGD; 12-29-2010 at 07:42 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 08:05 AM   #18
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Dear djsmiley2k thank you so much for that. I love your user name btw! :-)

I live in Watford, Herts for my sins.

My folders were created on the memory stick not on the mobile I'm afraid. I don't even know if I'm replying to the right part as there is a quick reply and above is post reply. I hope you see this quickly. The guy I emailed replied to me who is a friend of a friend but he spoke in a techy way and I still didn't understand! I've emailed him again to explain I need step by step directions and am waiting to hear back again.

Jilly
 
Old 12-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #19
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There is a Linux User Group in Watford, the contact mail address is cliff.g3ndc@btinternet.com
 
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:50 AM   #20
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Thank you TobiSBD. I have just sent him a message as I don't even know what code-tag is. I would be embarrassed but seeing as I have never used Linux and am not techy, I don't think I should be. Thank you again for all your help. I am going to refer to your last email and try and do that as well but I am hoping that I get a quick response from Cliff. :-)

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