Thanks for the input myguggi,
I know I know, call me stupid but no I did not back the originals up anywhere other than load most of them onto discs. So at least I have that option to view them once Roxio has been restored. Many of them where overwritten by Roxio because I like to edit them a little. The photos on my PC are not stored in a Roxio folder, they are in standard folders by category in My Documents, yet they are showing up in the Search for Roxio. So who knows what will happen. I may loose many but not all from My Documents is what I am thinking. At this point I guess I have no choice but to give it a shot. This is so crazy it's actually quite funny now.