I recently took to cleaning up an older computer of mine (Windows Vista, Dual Core, 1.2 GHZ, HP), so that I could retrieve the photos that were on it to back them up to another medium. After running Norton on it to clean things up and remove some apparent malware and registry errors, the computer seemed to be running fine and I set to preparing to copy the photos. When I clicked to open a photo, I was given a notice that Internet Explorer did not recognize or could not open the file. It asked if I wanted to search for a program to open it. At that time I checked the properties of the photo and noticed it had a filename / extension similar to this (Example: partyphoto1.jpg.zovxlzh). I have zero idea where the zovxlzh came from !! I tried googling it and did find something about lzh files being compressed files ?? However I never ran any compression utility and these are not whole file folders, but individual photos. Upon further examination, every single photo on my computer (1000 plus) has that same extension. There seems to be no options to resave them as .jpg
Is there anyone out there that understands what's going on and can help me get my files back to normal. There are a lot of important pictures on there of family, life experiences, etc, which is why I was doing this in the first place. The last time I accessed these photos they were all simple .jpg files, but now all have the ZOVXLZH attached as well. Please help if you can, and I will be so very grateful !!
Much appreciation !!
Edited by briguy700, 25 September 2015 - 09:14 AM.