and RENAMING them by deleting the executable extension of .exe from the folder name? Doing so should make the files accessible again.
I have been travelling and saving my pictures to a usb drive, when I got back I tried to open the usb and it told me it was not a valid win32 application. I did manage to open the usb only to see that all my folders had been turned into applications and had the extention.exe after the folder name.
I copied the usb onto my PC and saw that all my jpgs were on the usb and were copied but I just couldn't access them.
I then bought the latest virus software and ran a virus scan, it found a trojan horse virus and deleted a file called explorer.exe however my problem has not been resolved.
Can anyone help please