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Found something on the computer..need someone to stop me feeling sick ...

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somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:23:12

Ok help needed here -this is a relationship issue and IT issue.

Friend sent me some photos tonight so I open them up through Hotmail and Adobe Photoshop Album Starter opens up the picture. I want to print it out so it somes up with selction of pictures to check to print out. Many of these pictures that appeared I did not recognise , it looked like images off webpages that may have been looked at but not downloaded. Alot of them were items that had been in news, adverts etc, I'm sure anyone who knows something about It will understand what I mean. Also in the slection of pictures were some pornographic (adults !) and one very burred photo of a man in what looks alike a hotel room with a woman.

Now the photo is blurred and the picture of the man is side on but it looks like my DH !
When I enlarged it it just got more blurred. I printed it out .

When I have tried to find it again on the computer Icant ! Now would this image be something that my Dh may have recived by an email etc looked at then deleted?

So two questions
1. Does Adobe photoshop throw up random photos or stuff that has been viewed on computer but not necessarily saved . ( I think I could just about cope with Dh looking at porn - I think ..)

2. Where the hell did this other 'suspect' photo come from and wher the hell can I retriev it from my computer so I can try and get a better look before I acuse him of somthing.

I am sorry to say that I am 99% it is him.

Yes I am a namechanger BUT NOT A TROLL.

My mind is racing at the moment and I need to see that photo again.


mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 00:28:26


Oh I really feel for you, thats awful sad.

Try right clicking over the thumbnail of the image and select properties. There should be details of the directory where it is stores in there, something like c://temporary internet files/

Not quite sure, but it will be somewhere!

Hope this helps.

Oh God I really hope its not him. sad

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 00:30:39

Actually just tried that on the photo printing wizard and it doesn't work. Bear with me, I'm working out how to find it.

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:30:45

But I can't find the image . I have looked in Tempfiles and it is not there.

I can only assume that he was emailed it , looked at it and then deleted it . I assume that even if you look at an image even without saving it anywhere ther will still be a record of it somehere on the computer.

I dont really know ...

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:33:27

Dh has plently of oportuniy for something like thsi to happen ina hotel room , he is away alot - like tonight !

i have been tryingg to work this all out for that last 4 hours - am completely knackered so if I go its because I am exhausted .

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 00:37:50

Okay, here we go!

Open either Microsoft Internet Explorer or the Windows Control Panel.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, open the Tools menu and choose the Internet Options... menu. In Control Panel. open the Internet Options list item. In either case, a new window titled "Internet Properties" appears.

In the Temporary Internet Files section of the Internet Properties window, click the "Settings..." button. A new "Settings" window appears.

In the "Settings" window, click the "View Files..." button. After a brief delay, a new Windows Explorer window appears. This window displays all of the Temporary Internet Files stored on the computer and their location on the local hard drive. The window also displays the URL where each temporary file came from.

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:37:51

Please someone - I really need to find the photo and see where it came from . I have just looked at the print out agin and even more convinced it is him.

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:38:33

Ok , let me have a go ..

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 00:40:37

yes, there must be a way. I work for an IT company so can ask our security manager in the morning where to look if you can wait that long.

I assume you've checked deleted items, sent items and the recycle bin?

No wonder you feel sick!........ hugs x

S1ur Thu 25-Sep-08 00:42:23


It is OK.

Honest and really, in all likelihood. Your dp is innocent and you do not need to worry.

It is a glitch.

Look geeky forum says adobe picks up porn shots in with your normal photos. It was not your dp you saw.

Unless dp is secret pornstar?

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:46:57

I underatnd about porn shots being thrown in but this picture looked like something from a mobile phone and it does look like him .The other porn shots were very clear.

S1ur Thu 25-Sep-08 00:48:31

Oh okay will join techy hunt for clues then smile

But look, before I do, is it possible he would cheat? Do you suspect for other reasons? Are you worried generally about relationship?

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:49:04

mum- i've done what you said and got onto temp internet files - but I dont know wher to start seems to be thousands of files !

eviz Thu 25-Sep-08 00:50:06

SWC have you found the pics yet? I hope it isn't your DH. I'm sure it isn't!

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 00:50:58

yeah I am worried - our sex life is crap ( mainly down to me ) so there's your starter for ten !

He is out alot and he is away alot - so plenty of opportunity . I have had suspicions about him and a female collague but he taotally denies it !

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 00:51:19

try sorting them using the "date last accessed" or "type" heading at the top, this will at least sort into GIFs and Jpegs etc. If its a small, low quality image, I'd imagine its probably a jpeg.


S1ur Thu 25-Sep-08 00:53:02

Also do view thumbnails allows for better/quicker scanning by you

cutekids Thu 25-Sep-08 01:00:40

swc,i had a very very similar thing happen to me a few years ago.unfortunately/fortunately(depending on how you look at it!),I could never find the "proof" I needed.I did,however,have a friend whose bf was a computer "buff".He-in a very round about sort of way-told me that these photos could only really be the making of the person whose name came up as the "creator" but,as I said,I could never prove anything.(I would probably have a bit more idea about things nowadays!) I actually found out a little bit more as things went phone etc.Not much help here,except that the pictures I came across looked very similar to my hubbie and they were "gay" pictures too!!!!I was absolutely gobsmacked...!BTW,I found the pictures on my desktop,early one morning.You know those little icons,everyone of them was a "man on man" picture....however,within about 5 minutes of me finding them,they'd all disappeared!!!(NO,i wasn't dreaming!)

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 01:03:44

When I do "view thumbnails" it just shows me the jpeg icon, rather than an actual thumbnail of the picture iykwim, but it could be that it will take a while for the actual thumbnails to load up.

I need to go to bed now but sincerely hope that when you find it, it's not what you think it is! It's one thing having suspicions but another complete to have evidence.

If you don't have a solution by the morning I'll speak to our security manager and see if there's any other way of getting the file, I'm sure I can come up with some story or another.

Good luck!

C xxx

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 01:07:14

Thumnails are not showing any pictures and when I click on one it says ' Running a system demand maybe unsafe .. ' so I dont want to really do much more.

I am knackered so off to bed . will update you all in morning .

wehaveallbeenthere Thu 25-Sep-08 01:11:54

okay, firstly you said "a friend" sent you these pics. I would think that anything coming up would be from that source. Not someone else's (like your DH). Is your friend in any of these?
Secondly, if it was something sent to your DH everything, even deleted items on kept on the harddrive. Finding them is another story but this is the reason when you change out computers that you need to completely wipe your harddrive. It will keep everything.

mumhadenough Thu 25-Sep-08 01:18:33

No, if you open up an image, even from a friend, photo printing wizard will bring up all sorts of images stored in temp files.

It does sound plausible though that it could be the bug that seems to be in the adobe programme that a link was posted about earlier on in the thread.

Try not to panic too much!

Def off to bed now.

wehaveallbeenthere Thu 25-Sep-08 02:44:17

Here is a thought. There are sites that you can go to that have porno advertisements even though the initial sites are innocent.
FARK tends to give links to other sites. There are a few stupid greetings sites that will give "invitations" to meet with people in your area (geared to your computer location) for doing the dirty deed.
I don't want to turn you one way or another but only you know what your husband would look like naked and you said it was only a side on photo (not a good one at that) so there is a strong possibility that although this man is similar to your DH, he could just be someone that looks like him.
There are many, many lookalikes for people. It is coincidence, not proof if you get my meaning. So please, do not confront your husband...I would maybe approach the subject by asking him for his help to understand this. You can read the reaction on his face and then....go from there.

somewhatconfused Thu 25-Sep-08 08:29:24

Hi all , thank you for your replies and time . I wil not be able to do much on the computer today and then Dh is back tonight .

he phoned this morning as he usually does when he is away and I could hardly talk to him, made the excuse I was tired and kids were playing up.

I know for a fact that the source is not my friend who sent me the email with the unrealted photos that I opened that lead to this.

Also the man in photo although side on is naked and sorry to say that yes it does loook like DH. Because it is so blurred I cannot make out the facial features but the hair is the same and side profile . What a bloody mess !

the thing is its not the kind of thing that you show someone and say ' do you think the man sticking this up the girls looks like my DH ? '

May try the appraoch like we haveallbeenthere said - ask him to help me understand it .


onager Thu 25-Sep-08 09:52:47

Even though deleted images are still on a PC (until that part of the hard drive gets used and overwritten by something else) they can't be picked up so easily by a normal program. That would defeat the object of deleting them and cause confusion.
They can only be found using special file recovery software.

On the other hand temporary internet files could be picked up and they can stay there for a very long time. They are files viewed in your internet browser (internet explorer etc)
Many of the images in there will be ones that were not viewed purposely, but thrown up by adverts, banners and popup windows.

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