Usually, I can fix what's gone wrong, and this time isn't any different, but there's a folder on my roommate's desktop with pictures from his brother's friends, and in it there's a file called Thumbs.db, which I've never seen before.
His computer is running Windows XP, and generally, pictures have thumbnail versions available through sorting or previews available in the sidebar, and the pictures in this folder don't, but there's that Thumbs.db file sitting there doing nothing.
So, the question is whether that file represents the thumbnail versions of the pictures that are unavailable, or whether there are some additional thumbnailed photos hiding.
I'm guessing, just by reflecting on the situation and the nature of the files, that the *.db file just signifies the thumbnailed versions of the photos I can open, there was just some issue that removed the thumbnails from display (during a zipping process or something, maybe).
Anyone have a definite answer for this?