Where are "saved photos" stored?

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    Hi, sorry if this has been asked before.
    Just sync my new ipad on my pc and all previous saved photos have been uploaded to it. Does anyone know where they are stored on the PC as I want to delete them?
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    OK - on the PC they're usually stored in the default 'Pictures' folder, which you can access via the Windows menu bar (where you go to select a program) - you'll see 'Pictures' there.

    But, be careful, because - unless you're careful - if you delete them from your PC when you next sync iTunes will try to make your iPad look like your PC and will delete them from your iPad. Yes - you can stop this happening - but you need to be careful

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    Thanks for quick response. Ive searched my computer and cant find the files anywhere. There is, however a folder in pictures called "ipod photo cache" with one file in it called "photo database", is this anything to do with it?
    I was supprised when the photos were uploaded as I didn't think they were stored on my PC, they were all either created on my old ipad or downloaded from the net.
     
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    If they're 'regular' pictures from your camera, then the easiest way to find them is to set off a Windows Search and look for the file extension - probably '.jpg'. It will take a while - Windows Search is famous for being fast - but it's thorough and it will search your PC's entire hard disc and find every file that has that extension. If they're all stored in the same folder, the results might come back quickly if it finds that folder early on in the search, otherwise - time for a cup of coffee or two...

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    Thanks again, but before I posted on this forum I did a .jpg search and nothing showed, and I looked in all folders/subfolders etc.
     
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    OK - well since they uploaded successfully you'll be able to see the names of them on the iPad. Couldn't you search for one of them - in case they don't have the .jpg extension - i.e. maybe .jpeg or .JPG - and so are not showing.

    When you did the sync, did you set iTunes to delete the originals after the sync and that's why you can't find them?

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    This is what happened.
    Obviously downloaded pics and edited stuff automatically goes in "saved photos" or "camera roll". I have other photos in "photo library" that I transfer to my ipad from my pc.
    I thought the saved photos folder just stayed on my ipad as I've never seen them being transferred to my pc.
    I plugged in my new ipad today and the usual message appears saying do I want to delete everything on the ipad and restore. I clicked yes and various items were copied such as contacts, songs and videos.
    However I wasnt expecting the "saved photos" folder to be copied as I had no idea it had been transfered to my pc from my old ipad.
    I've serched the pc looking for the images and can't find them anywhere.
     
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    Just wondering, are the pics likely to be .ithmb files in the photo cache?
     
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    Those are the thumbnail images.

    I'm getting slightly confused though and looking back over the posts do I understand that, overall, you're trying to transfer everything from an old iPad to a new one?

    (don't worry - it's been one of those days for me...:( )

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    Yes, I'm transfering stuff to a new ipad.
    If I delete the .ithmb folders would that solve the problem or would I be creating all new problems?
     

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