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How to recover my folder changed to a FILE type


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#1 asiong

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:05 AM

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I have 4 folders in my memory card name: Images, Video clips songs and movies then i try to 

transfer all photos from my memory card to my computer then after i connect my memory card to my storage device to copy all the pictures in my memory card to my computer i restart my pc but i do some mistake i forgot to click the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE.

 

after restarting my computer this message show in my screen:

 

NOTE: i found that post in google when i am searching to solve my problem and i copy only that because i got the same problem with him but i see also the message like this in my monitor when i restart my computer.

 

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.

When i see that message i dont click anything in my keyboard i mean i dont click Y OR N but my computer automatic go to my desktop and after that i go to My Computer to check my files in my memory card then i dont know what happen why the Images and Video clips folder automatic changed to FILE type then 
i try to open that FILE type to check all the pictures inside in my folder but i cannot open the file when i click open this msg show in my screen: (Open With: Choose the program you want to open this file)

and i got the bootex.log in my memory card but before this happen i dont have that bootex.log in my memory card anyway when i open the bootex.log in notepad i found some message like this:

 

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.

 

so the reason why i copy that because first thing the message in my bootex.log is look like that and i cannot copy the message in my bootex.log because my memory card are not connected in my computer now because im scared now to lost other folders in my memory card anyway if you want

i can post the message in my bootex.log. anyway i do that only to understand me why i got this problem..

 

before all my folders are working fine so i think the problem why i got this error now because i restart my computer without clicking the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE.

and last like what you see in the image i post in the top i have 4 files in my memory card

the 2 of that name: MOVIES AND SONGS are still working i can open that folder and watch and play

all the movies and songs inside in that 2 folder but my problem only now is my Images and Video clips folder because that folder are changed now to a FILE type so now i cant open that files to see and save all the pictures and videos i saved in that my Images and Video clips folder

 

and here another problem i see before i save all my pictures in the Image folder i think i have 400 pictures in images folder and 30 videos in my Video clips folder but after my folder changed to FILE type i dont know why the Images FILE type have only 64.0 kb and Video clips FILE type have only 32.0 kb size??

 

My question now is, how to restore this file to back in the original folder to save all my picture inside in my old folder.

 

so now what program can i use or tips, tutorials can i do to solve this problem and back all the pictures and videos i have in my old folder i dont want to give up because i know nothing imposible in the computer i hope this forum will help me to fixed my problem

 

and if anyone here have the same problem like this before and 100% know how to fix this problem

please help me share your knowlege here i just want to know what tutorials or what the right program can i use to solve this problem thanks


Edited by asiong, 12 April 2013 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

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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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

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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