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Folder turned into a file

by lise6703 / July 5, 2010 1:05 AM PDT

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

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Have you tried to right click on each folder ...
by Edward ODaniel / July 5, 2010 3:01 AM PDT

and RENAMING them by deleting the executable extension of .exe from the folder name? Doing so should make the files accessible again.

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folder turned into file
by lise6703 / July 5, 2010 3:49 PM PDT

Yes and unfortunately it doesn't do anything do you have any further suggestions.

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Try scanning using Flash Disinfector
by Donna Buenaventura / July 6, 2010 1:26 AM PDT
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folder turned into a file
by lise6703 / July 13, 2010 8:30 PM PDT

Thanks for the help and advice I can now access my pictures

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