For some reason, some of my FOLDERS turned into "unknown FILES". They still keep the same name they had when they were FOLDERS but now they are FILES that I cannot access; and all of them are 32.0KB.
It didn't happened to all my folders but it happened to folders that contained photos with jpg extensions. It also happened to folders that had mpgs. I noticed it began happening about two weeks ago when I did some recommended security updates from microsoft.com. but I can't say that's the reason.
I run various updated antivirus and and anti spyware and everything is clear. I also tried to restore the system to previous configurations -before the windows updates- but it always comes back saying that it was unsuccessful.
I also tryed a recovery software but since the files that were contained in the folders haven't been actually deleted they can't be found. It shows the "unknown files" that used to be FOLDERS but not the contents.
Any ideas of why my folders changed? And how can I recover them? I would really appreciate your help. Regards, RR