When you insert the flash drive, be sure to mark it to copy them and NOT delete them from the drive they are on. I’m afraid whatever may be going on with your system could set these new photos as PDF as well. And if you transfer them over to the computer and they automatically save as a PDF and they’re deleted from your drive, then you’re fucked. And not in a good way.
This is really aggravating me and it’s not my stuff!! I will figure this out with you.
Yes, unfortunately I knew the thief. My oldest son is a recovering heroin addict. He was still in the throes of its power back then and used my home as his personal ATM.
I love your story of the gloves, though I don’t love that they were taken from you! I grew up listening to my grandfather spin yarns for hours of his time in the Navy during WWII. Some of my favorite memories, so anyone talking to me about their time in the service warms my heart.