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  1. #41  
    Can you guys post some of the actual file paths to these images?
  2. #42  
    I know they've been "deleted" but if that program can find them are they really deleted all the way? It seems like if they were really deleted it wouldn't be able to pull up all those 300k - 1mb pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjkjr View Post
    I know they've been "deleted" but if that program can find them are they really deleted all the way? It seems like if they were really deleted it wouldn't be able to pull up all those 300k - 1mb pics
    It's the way deletion works on computers. Things aren't actually "deleted", rather the file system is told to re-allocate the previously used memory, and mark it as unused. In a nutshell, files remain, until overwritten. And unless you actually "wipe" that memory, parts of the file will still remain, even when overwritten.

    So yes, they were deleted.
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    of those who found pics on there phone did u have preware or any themes or anything like that installed? i don't know if that would really make a difference though
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    These are likely to be from the on-device demo program.

    Every webOS device shipped contains a copy of the demo that Palm folks give at CES and so forth, and this demo contains some pictures as well as fictitious contacts and such.

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    #46  
    they are sample pictures that werent included in the phone to see but they are there
    one time when I was web docing my phone I saw random files being put in there like contact pictures and info of random people I dont know and it said it was display contacts folder or something liek that
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    these definitely have the feel of stock photos to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitby View Post
    These are likely to be from the on-device demo program.

    Every webOS device shipped contains a copy of the demo that Palm folks give at CES and so forth, and this demo contains some pictures as well as fictitious contacts and such.

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    How do you access the demo, do you know? I'm curious to see if these pics are the ones that actually show up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieter Bohn View Post
    these definitely have the feel of stock photos to me.
    The contact-type pics, absolutely. But the ones taken with an iPhone, and Blackberry—that's... odd! Rwhitby suggested that they're for a demo that is on every WebOS device, and I can't help but wonder why an iPhone pic would serve as a demo for a Pre or a Pixi.
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    I believe it's located in the Videos app.
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    I'm about 99% sure I've seen the hot dog shot before and possibly the others too. I am betting these are related to the initial demo. The silly thing about this demo is with the Pre you can't do SQUAT with the phone until you go through it. So we had to let it play through at the store before Verizon could do their typical instore setups. And once you go through it..its basically gone.

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    If Palm is working with a basic drive image and updating it from version to version I'm not surprised to see these on everyone's phone. Imaging can be faster and better than running an install program to apply an OS to a device since you have the exact same install for every phone. Because its an image it retains the contents of the entire drive, even the "deleted" items. The people who aren't finding the images I would ask if you have installed a ton of apps or transferred a few gigs of music, movies, or photos?
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    #52  
    They are indeed stock photos, a quick look at a few of them turns up these:

    Cute Girl - istockphoto.com/stock-photo-2330147-autumn-portraits.php

    Other Girl - istockphoto.com/stock-photo-7106784-attractive-female.php

    Glasses Guy - istockphoto.com/stock-photo-7020612-casual-guy.php

    What's interesting though is that they copyright logos are removed. So, they were purchased and had some intent to use them for something?
  13. #53  
    I have them, too.
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  14. #54  
    Maybe these were on one of the original test phones. Then they deleted them before capturing the "image" that all phones went live with. Assuming Palm has some sort of imaging process like corporations do for PCs.
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    Can you guys post the file location on the phone of these photos? I'd like to see if I can find them using novacom or terminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Can you guys post the file location on the phone of these photos? I'd like to see if I can find them using novacom or terminal.
    They are deleted files, so you will not find them like that. You need to run a recovery program to look for deleted files and hope that they still exist.

    I recommend trying photorec. I am running it now and I am amazed at what is left over on the phone.... After running this I think I am going to scrub the empty sectors to clean everything out. It's odd looking back on all the files i 'deleted', browser files that were 'deleted' and all that.

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