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How to recover folders have changed to file types


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asiongmovie

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Guys i need help look this picture
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before the Images and Video clips format is folder
like my songs and movies folder
but after i put my memory card
in my card reader and connect to my computer
i restart my computer and i forgot to click safely remove hardware

and some msg like this show in my monitor

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.

i dont click anything i dont click Y or N but my computer automatic go in my desktop after that msg show in my screen

then i go to my computer and open my files in my memory card
but my Images and Video clips folder are changed to file types
and i try to open IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS but i cannot open that file so i think that had changed into an unknown file (the kind of file that request you to select a program to open with like notepad etc)

and 2 of my folder have many pictures and videos i think i got 350 picture in Images folder and 20 videos in Video clips folder but now the file size is just 32.0 KB only and i cannot open the folder because my folder change to FILE types

My question now is, how do I restore this file to the original folder with all its contents unchanged?

please help me guys i want to recover my folder because this is very important to me
all pictures and videos in my wedding i save in that images folder and video clips folder but changed to FILE types.. i hope someone can help me what program or tips are work to change that file and back to folder like before so i can open and save all my picture and video in my wedding thanks guys

anyway i got this problem in MARCH 30 2013 so i hope all program or tips you will share to me are still working thanks


i dont know if my memory card have problem but like what you see in the picture the song and movies folder is still in folder and still working i can open that folder and play all music but the only problem is my IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS because the folder changed to FILE type and i dont know why i cant open that files so all my picture in that images not save i really want to save all my picture in my images folder this picture is very important to me so i hope anyone can help me to recover my picture thanks

Edited by asiongmovie, 06 April 2013 - 05:54 AM.

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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.

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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 like this:

AI m a g e  “1 3 7 . j p   g   IMAG~129JPG
IMAG~593JPG 
MAG~609JPG 
IMAG~279JPG
åMAG~658JPG

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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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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