Dear All Thank you so much for your considered responses. I'm very much a newbie at the digital darkroom stuff and the computer side of things. I have seen the error of my ways and will not, for a second, now consider deleting my raw shots ever again! I have over 1,000 raw (I now realise it's raw and not RAW) from a recent trip to Bernkastel-Kues in Germany and wanted to edit them, then convert them to JPEGs so I could give copies on a disc to family members. I've now successfuly converted them all to JPEGs and put the JPEGs within their own folder. So thank you for suggesting that and for all the input which has helped me greatly.