Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:05 PM (in response to houst69)
The photos and movies are there...unless you trashed them. It's just a matter of finding them.
You say you copied them into the "relevant folders". Did you just use the Finder, navigate to your Pictures folder, and dump your photos into it? And the same sort of thing with your movies? Did you, by chance, put them into a folder within the Pictures folder?
Did you try clicking on the Downloads icon in your Dock? Do those movies you downloaded show up?