Search for it on your computer..
Click on Start -> Search -> Search File or Folder, now
enter *.jpg/*.gif or any other image extensions you need to
This is a good question, since so many possible situations could be
When downloading a picture, you first need to specify a location
on your hard drive, then you download (d/l) the file. When the d/l
is complete, then you need to find the saved file through My
Computer or the Explorer, and then open the file with an
With so many steps involved, it's hard to say where you're going
wrong. I would recommend going back to the internet (using Internet
Explorer) and then trying to save another picture. When you're
asked to name the file, you should see the old saved file in the
same location that you're being asked. Here comes the
Before saving the file, click on the drop down list labeled
"Save In" and see where that folder is buried. For me, my folder is
"My Pictures" which is buried under "My Documents" which is buried
under "Desktop." When I save this file, I can go to the "My
Documents" folder on my Desktop (which is what the main screen with
all the icons is called), and then find the "My Pictures" folder
and enter that. This could/should be where you'll find your
The next step (after *finding* the picture) is to open it. This
means that you'll need a program capable of opening the picture.
This program also needs to be "associated" with the file in order
for you to simply double-click it. Usually Internet Explorer is
"associated" and capable of opening graphic images, so when you
double-click the image, IE should open it up for you to view/print.
If this isn't working, then you'll need to get another graphics
program - so just go to Yahoo and search for "Image Viewing
Program" and you'll get hundreds if not thousands of search
results. Pick a free app (or shareware) version, download &
install it, then you should be able to open your pic!
If you have windows 98 or higher all you do is make sure that when
you are saving the picture you specify the path. make sure its
saved either in my documents or desktop for the easiest route. then
click save and go to your desktop and double click the picture, or,
if it is in my documents, open my documents and double click the
I find the easy way to do this is to create a new folder on the
desktop and download to this. now you can edit or put file or
picture in the place where you like to keep this.
If you should lose an image on your machine, use the find
utility on the start menu. Search for files and folders, or
something like that. If you remember the exact name of the pic,
like "herbsbirthday.jpg," you can search for that file.
If all you remember is that it's a .jpg or .gif or .bmp, search
for just that format. You may find a lot of images, but the one you
"lost" should be among them.
I usually use iPhoto to manage all my photos on Mac OSX