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Vary
04-14-2008, 11:12 AM
Does anyone know where and how pictures taken through VMK Pal are stored? I'm looking for a faster way to get at them than just saving them all through the photo album interface.

WWEDUDE
04-14-2008, 11:20 AM
Check this location, I am not sure, but it would be my guess.

C:\Program Files\VMK Pal\?

I would guess somewhere in there it would be stored, I am not sure, because I don't use pal.

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 11:22 AM
Does anyone know where and how pictures taken through VMK Pal are stored? I'm looking for a faster way to get at them than just saving them all through the photo album interface.

C:\Documents and Settings\Kurt\Application Data\VMK Pal\Pictures

In the above example "Kurt" is my user name.

CelebrationNM
04-14-2008, 11:25 AM
Nevermind, the previous poster got it.

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 11:27 AM
I've spent no more than 5 minutes on this, so my uninformed answer is that they're not stored anywhere as images. I took a picture and then did a search of all files created on my hard drive today, but none of them were something from VMKPal. My only lead was in the C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch folder, where you'll see something like: VMKPAL.EXE-07594CDA. The creation of that file corresponded with when I took the picture. My theory breaks down when I delete the file and I can still access the picutres on VMKPal, and, when I take new pictures a new file is not created in the Prefetch folder.

They are stored as .png files, which are images. You can view them in any photo application, or in your browser. Please see my above post for the location of the files.

CelebrationNM
04-14-2008, 11:29 AM
They are stored as .png files, which are images. You can view them in any photo application, or in your browser. Please see my above post for the location of the files.

Yeah, saw your post and I learned that searching for all files won't cover things in that folder. Thanks.

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 11:32 AM
Yeah, saw your post and I learned that searching for all files won't cover things in that folder. Thanks.

Well, searching for all files will actually help you in the future. After you click on All Files and Folders, click on the "More Advanced options" link. Then you can select the checkbox "Search system folders" and "Search hidden files and folders".

Problem solved. :)

You can thank Microsoft for trying to make things "easy" for you.

Vary
04-14-2008, 11:34 AM
Thanks, I was trying the same things as Celebration, searching for recently modified files. Didn't think to dig around in the options to make sure I wasn't skipping anything.

CelebrationNM
04-14-2008, 11:38 AM
Well, searching for all files will actually help you in the future.

And just when I thought I knew all the good tricks! (Somebody recently taught me to use that process to see which songs people are listening to when you share your iTunes on the company network; you can see recently accessed .mp3s.) It's become a pasttime of mine.

Thanks for the insight there!

threeboysmom
04-14-2008, 11:43 AM
OK, wait....

I don't have to go through each and every picture in my VMK Pal to save it on my computer? They are already there?

I am so very computer illiterate. How can I find and access these on my computer?

Sorry, Cowboy, if you've already answered this, but I need the dummy language :)

WWEDUDE
04-14-2008, 11:44 AM
OK, wait....

I don't have to go through each and every picture in my VMK Pal to save it on my computer? They are already there?

I am so very computer illiterate. How can I find and access these on my computer?

Sorry, Cowboy, if you've already answered this, but I need the dummy language :)

You could probably just select them all then move them to "My Pictures".

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 11:56 AM
OK, wait....

I don't have to go through each and every picture in my VMK Pal to save it on my computer? They are already there?

I am so very computer illiterate. How can I find and access these on my computer?

Sorry, Cowboy, if you've already answered this, but I need the dummy language :)

Yes, that Save to Computer button in VMK Pal is just plain odd since they are actually already saved somewhere.

Here is how to find these files (I'm assuming you have Windows XP):
1) Double Click on your "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
2) Double Click on your "C:\" drive.
3) From the "Tools" menu at the top of the window, select "Folder Options."
4) Click on the "View" tab.
5) You will see an option that says "Show hidden files and folders". Go ahead and select that.
6) While your here, lets make your pc show even more things. Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."
7) Click on the "OK" button.

... Now we will find the files.

8) Double click on your "Documents and Settings" folder.
9) Double click on your username folder. Mine says "Kurt". Unless you are Kurt, you will have something different to click on. ;)
10) Double click on the "Application Data" folder.
11) Double click on the "VMK Pal" folder.
12) Double click on the "Pictures" folder.

And Bam! There are all your pictures.

That's as dumbed down as it gets Pinky. Let me know if you get stuck. ;)

whs_singingrose
04-14-2008, 11:59 AM
OK, wait....

I don't have to go through each and every picture in my VMK Pal to save it on my computer? They are already there?

I am so very computer illiterate. How can I find and access these on my computer?

Sorry, Cowboy, if you've already answered this, but I need the dummy language :)

you're not alone in needing the dummy language.

threeboysmom
04-14-2008, 12:23 PM
Yes, that Save to Computer button in VMK Pal is just plain odd since they are actually already saved somewhere.

Here is how to find these files (I'm assuming you have Windows XP):
1) Double Click on your "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
2) Double Click on your "C:\" drive.
3) From the "Tools" menu at the top of the window, select "Folder Options."
4) Click on the "View" tab.
5) You will see an option that says "Show hidden files and folders". Go ahead and select that.
6) While your here, lets make your pc show even more things. Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."
7) Click on the "OK" button.

... Now we will find the files.

8) Double click on your "Documents and Settings" folder.
9) Double click on your username folder. Mine says "Kurt". Unless you are Kurt, you will have something different to click on. ;)
10) Double click on the "Application Data" folder.
11) Double click on the "VMK Pal" folder.
12) Double click on the "Pictures" folder.

And Bam! There are all your pictures.

That's as dumbed down as it gets Pinky. Let me know if you get stuck. ;)


Oh my gosh, SILVER HUGS, Cowboy! They are all there! :) Of course, I'll probably forget how to find them again :)

Actually, I already had the "show hidden files" checked, so didn't need to change any settings...

So guess I just need to remember to go to my C drive... click on Documents & Settings... and from there, I'll be able to remember the rest.. :teeth:

Thank you again! Wow, that's a relief to not have to individually save each picture. I have lots :dance3:

whs_singingrose
04-14-2008, 12:37 PM
Yes, that Save to Computer button in VMK Pal is just plain odd since they are actually already saved somewhere.

Here is how to find these files (I'm assuming you have Windows XP):
1) Double Click on your "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
2) Double Click on your "C:\" drive.
3) From the "Tools" menu at the top of the window, select "Folder Options."
4) Click on the "View" tab.
5) You will see an option that says "Show hidden files and folders". Go ahead and select that.
6) While your here, lets make your pc show even more things. Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."
7) Click on the "OK" button.

... Now we will find the files.

8) Double click on your "Documents and Settings" folder.
9) Double click on your username folder. Mine says "Kurt". Unless you are Kurt, you will have something different to click on. ;)
10) Double click on the "Application Data" folder.
11) Double click on the "VMK Pal" folder.
12) Double click on the "Pictures" folder.

And Bam! There are all your pictures.

That's as dumbed down as it gets Pinky. Let me know if you get stuck. ;)

ok so is it different if I have Vista?

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 01:13 PM
ok so is it different if I have Vista?

It will be slightly different. I don't have any Vista PCs here at my office. When I get home, I'll post the method if someone hasn't beaten me to it.

TikiIslander
04-14-2008, 02:03 PM
It's very similar for Vista, but here's some modified directions (mostly borrowed from BlueHairedMonkey):

Here is how to find these files (on Vista):
1) Double Click on your "My Computer" icon on your desktop, or on the start menu, click "Computer."
2) Double Click on your "C:\" drive.
3) Click Organize, then "Folder and Search Options.
4) Click on the "View" tab.
5) Under Hidden Files and Folders, select "Show hidden files and folders"
6) While your here, lets make your pc show even more things. Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."
7) Click on the "OK" button.

... Now we will find the files.

8) Click "Users"
9) Double click on your username folder. Mine says "TikiIslander". Unless you are TikiIslander, you will have something different to click on.
10) Double click on the "AppData" folder.
11) Double click on the "Roaming" folder.
12) Double click on the "VMK Pal" folder.
12) Double click on the "Pictures" folder.


And KA-POW! There are all your pictures.

whs_singingrose
04-14-2008, 03:19 PM
It's very similar for Vista, but here's some modified directions (mostly borrowed from BlueHairedMonkey):

Here is how to find these files (on Vista):
1) Double Click on your "My Computer" icon on your desktop, or on the start menu, click "Computer."
2) Double Click on your "C:\" drive.
3) Click Organize, then "Folder and Search Options.
4) Click on the "View" tab.
5) Under Hidden Files and Folders, select "Show hidden files and folders"
6) While your here, lets make your pc show even more things. Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."
7) Click on the "OK" button.

... Now we will find the files.

8) Click "Users"
9) Double click on your username folder. Mine says "TikiIslander". Unless you are TikiIslander, you will have something different to click on.
10) Double click on the "AppData" folder.
11) Double click on the "Roaming" folder.
12) Double click on the "VMK Pal" folder.
12) Double click on the "Pictures" folder.


And KA-POW! There are all your pictures.

Woot! thanks, now I don't have to spend all my time saving those pictures that are already there. :rotfl:

SharkMeal
04-14-2008, 03:27 PM
OK, wait....

I don't have to go through each and every picture in my VMK Pal to save it on my computer? They are already there?

I am so very computer illiterate. How can I find and access these on my computer?

Sorry, Cowboy, if you've already answered this, but I need the dummy language :)

OMG that's the exact same thing I wondered when I read this thread. :scared1:

I'm not so good when it comes to computer files and extracting data from them
and stuff like that.. :scared:

So I guess that save to computer button in VMK Pal is just there so they
don't have to explain to get to the file? I dunno..

EDIT: Okay nevermind I'm completely lost at those instructions. Where the heck is my organize
button? Where is my C drive? Where does it say anything? Lol.

EDIT2: Okay I found my C:/ Drive, now where is the organize button? All I see is a list of files..

MPhins13
04-14-2008, 03:30 PM
Do you know how to do this for Vista?
Thanks :)

Sorry just found post above

whs_singingrose
04-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Do you know how to do this for Vista?
Thanks :)

Sorry just found post above

look at TikiIslander's post

SharkMeal
04-14-2008, 03:43 PM
OH I don't have Vista that's why I can't find my organize button lol.

How do I do this for not-vista? :) I don't know what mine is XD my dad
just sets it up for me I have no idea about pretty much anything with computers.

BlueHairedMonkey
04-14-2008, 04:18 PM
OH I don't have Vista that's why I can't find my organize button lol.

How do I do this for not-vista? :) I don't know what mine is XD my dad
just sets it up for me I have no idea about pretty much anything with computers.

Read the first page of this thread, where I give the detailed instructions for XP. ;)

SharkMeal
04-14-2008, 04:27 PM
Read the first page of this thread, where I give the detailed instructions for XP. ;)

OH sorry I had a slow moment ROFL.

I only read the instructions by TikiIslander on this page because I thought the instructions on the
first page were the same, I just skimmed through the instructions on the first page. Sorry about that.