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i need help how to back my old folder changed to FILE type

by asiongmovies / April 7, 2013 12:33 AM PDT


before i have 4 folders in my memory card name: Images, Video clips songs and movies then i try to save all my pictures in my memory card to my computer so i connect my card reader to my computer and i try to restart my computer but i forgot to click the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE..
then after i restart my computer i see some msg like this show in my monitor

[CODE]Checking file system on E: The type of the file system is FAT.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk. Volume Serial Number is 0A34-16CA
Unrecoverable error in folder \Documents\divers. Convert folder to file (Y/N)? Yes Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? Yes 705036288 bytes in 43 recovered files. Windows has made corrections to the file system.[/CODE]

but i dont click anything i dont click Y OR N but my computer automatic go to my desktop and after that i go to My Computer to check my files in my memory card then i dont know what happen why the Images and Video clips folder automatic changed to FILE type..
i try to open that files but i cannot open the file when i click open this msg show in my screen: (Open With: Choose the program you want to open this file)

i save all my pictures in the Image folder i think i have 400 pictures in images folder and 30 videos in my Video clips folder but after my folder changed to FILE type i dont know why the FILE type have only 32.0 kb size..

My question now is, how to restore this file to back the original folder??

i try to search and i found some software can restore and back all the pictures mp3 or files deleted from memory card or computer but my question is my files are not deleted or remove i have copy of my files 1 in my memory card and 1 in my computer im not delete my files so for me why i restore my files if my files is still in my memory card and in my computer so what if i try to delete my files? and try to restore them yes i know i can restore my FILE type but i think i will got the same result yes the FILE type will back but the problem is not in the FOLDER FORMAT so i cant open again that files to save my pictures..

i have question any program or tips or tutorials how to back the FILE type to the folder because my folder changed to FILE type so i think if i back the FILE type to the folder i can back my pictures so anyone know how to do that or what software can i use to restore my files..

i save all my pictures in my Images folder and all the pictures and videos in my folder is important to me so i hope anyone here can help me to save all my pictures thanks
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Nod to file recovery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2013 2:34 AM PDT

Let me lead with this is not a cure to undo the damage. At this point I would copy off all the files and folders I can THEN and only then, go get RECUVA to scan the drive for other missing files.

Copy these files out with RECUVA (it's free and with so many tutorials I see no need to mention more than the word RECUVA) and then start over.

FAT is dangerously easy to corrupt so don't feel bad or that you did the damage. It's an old thing from over 2 decades ago and untrustworthy.
Bob

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first thanks for your reply 2nd i have some question for you
by asiongmovies / April 10, 2013 3:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Nod to file recovery.

First thanks for your reply 2nd i have some question for you..

after i read your reply in my post i search RECUVA but before i download this program i read the description of the program and i see this:

(Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free!)

in the description of the software recuva can recover all the files deleted from your computer or memory card etc.

This is my question first i dont delete my files i mean i have a copy of my 2 folder name: Images and Video clips but like what i said that 2 folders changed to FILE type. my problem now i cant open my Images and Video clips to see my pictures and videos because my 2 folders changed to FILE type.

My 2nd question now is how to recover my files if the RECUVA can recovers only the files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player.

so if i use that program how to recover my files if the program can recover only the files deleted from your computer and memory card?? i mean i dont delete my files i have a copy of my folder name: Images and Video clips i have 1 copy of Images and Video clips folder changed to file type in my memory card and another copy of Images and Video clips folder changed to file type in my computer so if i use that program how can i recover all my pictures and videos i save in my folder changed to file type if the FILE type is still in my computer and in my memory card i mean the FILE type is not remove or deleted in my computer i have the copy of my folder changed to file type in my computer and my memory card.

This is my last question that software can recover all the pictures and videos inside of my folder changed to file type even the FILE type is still in my computer and not deleted or that software can recover only all the files already deleted from your computer and memory card??

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Since you didn't try it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 3:44 AM PDT

I think I see why you would ask such a question. There are far too many tutorials but it works on external drives too.

It appears you want some 100% guaranteed solution. For that I know of no such software today and we send the drive off to http://www.drivesavers.com where they will do the best job I've ever seen.

Good luck and hope it all comes back.
Bob

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another info about my problem
by asiongmovies / April 22, 2013 1:57 PM PDT

another information about my problem guys

before i saved all my photos in my folder name: "Images" and my Images folder was changed now to a FILE type.

this is my problem now after my Images folder converted to FILE type i cant open my Images folder to check if all my photos is still there.

then i try now to open my Images folder changed to file type
when i click open this message show in my screen:
(Open With: Choose the program you want to open this file)
then i choose "notepad" to open my Images folders was already converted to file type and i see some message or text in the notepad about jpg i think this is my photos


any idea about that guys?
i think all my photos is still there in my Images folder but the problem only
i cant open my Images folder to copy all my photos inside in that Images folder to transfer all my photos in the new folder.

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reply for R. Proffitt
by asiongmovies / April 10, 2013 3:38 AM PDT

First thanks for your reply 2nd i have some question for you..

after i read your reply in my post i search RECUVA but before i download this program i read the description of the program and i see this:

(Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free!)

in the description of the software recuva can recover all the files deleted from your computer or memory card etc.

This is my question first i dont delete my files i mean i have a copy of my 2 folder name: Images and Video clips but like what i said that 2 folders changed to FILE type. my problem now i cant open my Images and Video clips to see my pictures and videos because my 2 folders changed to FILE type.

My 2nd question now is how to recover my files if the RECUVA can recovers only the files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player.

so if i use that program how to recover my files if the program can recover only the files deleted from your computer and memory card?? i mean i dont delete my files i have a copy of my folder name: Images and Video clips i have 1 copy of Images and Video clips folder changed to file type in my memory card and another copy of Images and Video clips folder changed to file type in my computer so if i use that program how can i recover all my pictures and videos i save in my folder changed to file type if the FILE type is still in my computer and in my memory card i mean the FILE type is not remove or deleted in my computer i have the copy of my folder changed to file type in my computer and my memory card.

This is my last question that software can recover all the pictures and videos inside of my folder changed to file type even the FILE type is still in my computer and not deleted or that software can recover only all the files already deleted from your computer and memory card??

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Is this any different than your first reply?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: reply for R. Proffitt

Or is it a spare copy?

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any other suggestion how to solve this problem?
by asiongmovies / April 20, 2013 8:12 AM PDT

any other suggestion how to solve my problem?

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(NT) Just drivesavers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 12:36 AM PDT
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i don't have paypal account or atm to buy in internet
by asiongmovies / April 24, 2013 5:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Just drivesavers.

but i don't have paypal account or atm to buy in internet.
anyway if you have another suggestion or what free software can i use for free to get back all my photos in my folder was already changed to file type please reply here thanks

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Re: recovery
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 5:35 PM PDT

All you can do: try the free recovery programs. Success not guaranteed.

Kees

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Drivesavers accepts other forms of payment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:32 AM PDT

I see Kees' fine answer as well.

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i solved this problem

Hi guys i just want to say thank you for all the people who read and reply in this topic i really appreciate your help guys to solve this problem.

Anyway I'm so happy to say i solve my problem now guys.
i used this program called "ZAR or Zero Assumption Recovery version 9.2"

how i solve this problem?

First: i download the ZAR 9.2 and i install this software in my Drive:C

2nd: i just want to recover only all the photos and videos in my 2 folders changed to file type in my memory card. the name of this 2 folders was converted now to file type is: "Images and Video clips" folders.

so after i download and i install this software i connect my memory card to the storage device of my computer using my card reader and the drive or the letter of my memory card is letter: F or Drive: (F:)

then after that i open the Zero Assumption Recovery software and i choose the "Image Recovery (Free)" option to recover my files. then i scan the drive letter of my memory card in Drive:F and this software is very fast because i finish to scan my memory card i think in 5 minutes only.

3rd: after my scan is finish i see 2219 files in the list of my ROOT folder
and i save all this 2219 files i recover in my Local Disk (D:) or drive:D

then after i finish to recover and save all my files in my drive:D
i close this software and i go to my drive:D to check all the files i recover

here the result of all the files i recover.

first of all i just want to recover only all the photos and videos inside in my 2 folders changed to file type.

so in my 2219 files i recover i copy only my 702 photos because this photos is very important to me. this 702 photos is the all photos inside in my "Images folder" was changed to file type. and i forgot to say i see also some of the photos i already deleted in my memory card but this is not important to me now because i have already the copy of that photos so this is the reason why i deleted this photos in my memory card. i just want to say only i recover also some of the photos i already deleted in my memory card. and i copy also all the videos i recover but all the videos i recover is not working anyway i have the copy of that 44 videos in my desktop so this video is not important to me now because i have the copy of that videos.

i recover 2219 files and the reason why i save only the 702 photos because some of the photos i recover i have already the copy of that photos so this is the reason why i deleted some of this photos and i save only 702 in my photos because i want to recover only this 702 photos in my folders changed to file type because i don't have the copy of this 702 photos

the total result: i have 2219 files i recover and i save only the 702 of my photos and in this 702 photos i saved i have some problem only in my 14 photos all this 14 photos have Thumbnails but the problem when i try to open my 8 photos i can't view the photos i mean when i click open i see only "Drawing failed" and no photos show in my "windows picture and fax viewer" and the other 6 photos have also the Thumbnails but when i open this 6 photos i can view the photos in my "windows picture and fax viewer" but the problem the photos show only the half of photos and the other half of photos is have problem i see only the blank with gray backround for example in the left side of photos is ok without problem but in the right side of the photos i see only blank with gray color. another problem all the video i recover is not working i mean i can't play all the videos i recover but in my case this video is not important to me because i have already the copy of that video in my desktop but the "Good News" is in the total of 702 photos i saved the 688 of this photos is working fine without any problem the photos have Thumbnails and i can view also the full size of my 688 photos.

so in total 2219 files i recover and i save only 702 photos and the 688 of my photos 100 % working i recover perfect this 688 photos without any problem but the other 14 photos is not working and have some problem and also all the 44 videos i recover is not working but the good news this software 100 percent can recover your photos in the folders changed to file type.

NOTE: first of all guys i am not promoting this software i just want to share only my experience about how to solve this problem and what software i use
so i post some tutorials how to recover your photos in the folder changed to file type to help some people have the same problem like this and if you search in internet guys you will see many people have the problem about the folders changed to file type and many of this people searching for the software can solve this problem but in my research i cannot see any user solve this problem and if you read some topic in other forum about this problem no user solve this problem so if i am correct i think i am the first user solve the problem about the folders changed to file type.

To all people have problem like this about how to recover your photos in the folders changed to file type you can try this "Zero Assumption Recovery" to recover your photos i will recommended that software because i try this software to recover and get back all the photos in my folders was changed to file type. and another one just like what i said before i also recover some of the photos i already deleted in my memory card so if you accidentally deleted your photos and you want to recover your photos you can also try this software.. Zero Assumption Recovery is very nice software and another good news guys the "Image Recovery (Free)" options of this software is 100 percent free (tested and 95% working)..

and last guys if you have problem about computer and internet don't give up always remember nothing impossible in this computer world you need only this 5 things..

1. search
2. read
3. don't be shy to ask question
4. take your time
5. wait until you see the correct and right answer in your question

you know guys many people say this problem is not easy to solve and some other user said just quit and give up because this problem is impossible to solve or no one program can solve this problem but i don't give up guys if you see i got this problem in april 6 and the date now is june 4 see guys i searching in almost 2 months until i found the answer how to solve this problem. so i just want to say only if you have problem in computer and if this files is very important to you don't give up!! because nothing impossible in this computer world!!..

anyway i just want to say thank you again to all the user reply in this topic i really appreciate your reply guys for trying to help me to solve this problem anyway i am so happy now guys because i solved my problem now thank you again guys godbless

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