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#1 carm6

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:55 PM

Hi everybody im new here i was Just wondering if anyone could help me and knows how to open or fix a file folder? It has all my pictures on it, and it wont open anymore? Holiday snaps, family meets etc.. Yeah i know i should of backed em up on cd , but i havent. Its still on my pc but i cant open it it keep asking for a program to open it? all my other file folders open ok its just that one Any ideas ?? p.s it doesnt even show up as a folder anymore and just calls itself a file in its properties

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:02 PM

Have you tried:

Right click folder
Mouse over Open With
Select Windows Picture and Fax Viewer or Paint
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:29 PM

yeah tried that and still doesnt work :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:14 PM

Have you tried opening an explorer window, then go to Tools -> Folder Options, and uncheck "Hide known file extensions."

Then look at your folder and see if it shows an extension that shouldn't be there.

Don't forget to recheck the file extensions change because that can get squirrely if you aren't used to it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:42 PM

ok i opened an explorer window, then went to Tools but i couldnt find Folder Options? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:25 PM

Whoops - are you using XP or something else?

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:05 AM

yeah im using xp? might just be me :thumbsup: but i still cant open this folder :flowers:

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:10 AM

Can you go back to a system restore point that existed before this problem began?

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

No i tried and it said windows restore was turned off :thumbsup: Another thing i have noticed is that there is another file i cannot open it is called win836 and is a swp file? Anyone know what this is or how i can open it? Thanks

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:45 PM

it is called win836 and is a swp file


You won't be able to open that. That is your swap file or virtual memory.

Have you tried opening an explorer window, then go to Tools -> Folder Options, and uncheck "Hide known file extensions."

Then look at your folder and see if it shows an extension that shouldn't be there.


What I think Herk was saying was for you to go to Start>Programs>Accessories and chose Windows Explorer and then Tools>Folder Options and uncheck "Hide known file extensions."

If you go to Start>Run and type in regedit and msconfig will those open? In Internet Explorer can you go to Tools>Internet Options?

Edited by Leurgy, 02 May 2005 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:37 PM

ok might sound a bit stupid , but is Windows Explorer the same as Internet Explorer? And yes i can reach Internet options while in Internet Explorer. Just a guy tring to work my way round the pc so you have to bear with me :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:04 PM

but is Windows Explorer the same as Internet Explorer


No.

go to Start>Programs>Accessories and chose Windows Explorer and then Tools>Folder Options and uncheck "Hide known file extensions."


Or do this:

Windows XP
Click Start.

Open My Computer.

Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.

Select the View Tab.

Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.

Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.

Uncheck Hide known file extensions

Click Yes to confirm.

Click OK.

Edited by Leurgy, 03 May 2005 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:22 PM

Ok done that thanks Leurgy , i still cant open this blinkin folder though? Any more ideas? Are there any free programs that anyone knows that could help me? Thanks

Edited by carm6, 05 May 2005 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:52 PM

This is a long shot but I'll throw it in. Are you using a program specific to a camera you have that has been deactivated through msconfig or uninstalled? If you activate that camera program through Start>Programs can you now access that folder?

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:58 PM

Leurgy:

What I think Herk was saying was for you to go to Start>Programs>Accessories and chose Windows Explorer and then Tools>Folder Options and uncheck "Hide known file extensions."


Well, sort of. I'm so used to opening Windows Explorer about fifty times a day that I forget that others seldom, if ever use it. I use the Windows Key + E to open Windows Explorer.

I assumed that since Carm6 said he couldn't open a folder, he already knew how to open Windows Explorer, and now I'm wondering if we're stuck in a terminology loop with him. Perhaps he's speaking of a "shortcut" on his desktop rather than a "folder" in Windows Explorer.




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