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Any One Ever Seen Files Like These?


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 02:55 PM

I'm guessing that this card was bad. I told the owner to try reformating it and see if he could still save images to it (compact flash card), it was for his camera.

I've never seen files like it, and he has no clue where they came from, as he's never seen them before either, and the card itself is only used for the camera.

The last thumbnail that didn't show up said it as "truncated", and couldn't open or move it. The others I had to copy to another folder elsewhere in order to view them.

I was just curious if any one else has ever seen this happen to file names, as I've never seen files be automatically named this before.

I posted here because I figured that Windows XP made the folders and named them (I don't think his camera model creates folders).

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 05:28 AM

A wild guess, is there Allzip on the computer?

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 07:16 AM

A wild guess, is there Allzip on the computer?



Nope, never heard of it! I've never seen files like this before, and I've seen a lot of bad sd cards (probably 25 or so). It's very weird, and I was just wondering if anyone else has seen these before! :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:51 AM

Are the contents for each folder the same?

I expect that it's a file operation that's gone awry - the truncated thing seems to mean that the entire file isn't there (could it be that the card was yanked from the system while it was still writing?)
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:40 AM

Are the contents for each folder the same?

I expect that it's a file operation that's gone awry - the truncated thing seems to mean that the entire file isn't there (could it be that the card was yanked from the system while it was still writing?)


It won't let me open the folders...tells me that there's an error opening the file (I don't believe it gave me an exact reason).

I'm thinking what you're thinking....that they either pulled the card to early, or that they removed it from the computer without stopping it. Most typically, there's only 1 or 2 folders made by the camera itself...not a few dozen!

Oh well, like I said, I had never seen folders like this before (all identical with all identical crazy font names), and was wondering if perhaps some one else had seen them before and knew exactly what had caused this to happen!

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 12:47 AM

A wild guess, is there Allzip on the computer?


Couldn't be AlZip. That program creates folders with bird names, which these manifestly are not. Additionally, they would not be limited to folders for pictures.
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Looking at those file names makes me think there is a language translation problem somewhere. I can think of a couple possibilities:

1) The program responsible for creating the folders is corrupt and the data isn't translating properly to the folder names and consequently aren't opening the way they should.

2) The program in question is a non-English variety, and the computer doesn't support that language.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:34 AM


A wild guess, is there Allzip on the computer?


Couldn't be AlZip. That program creates folders with bird names, which these manifestly are not. Additionally, they would not be limited to folders for pictures.
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Looking at those file names makes me think there is a language translation problem somewhere. I can think of a couple possibilities:

1) The program responsible for creating the folders is corrupt and the data isn't translating properly to the folder names and consequently aren't opening the way they should.

2) The program in question is a non-English variety, and the computer doesn't support that language.

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As I said `a wild guess`. I could go along with the translation problem, Are these files `rightclickable`

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:12 AM

I could right click on them, but that was it....couldn't do anything else with them. Couldn't move them, copy, paste, open...nothing.

I told them that if they couldn't reformat the card and get it to work without errors, then to get rid of it. There was a promotion and an award ceremony on it....I was able to move all but one image off the card. Oh well, hopefully the card is fine now. Still, kinda crazy though! :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:18 AM

Anything usefull in the properties?

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:03 AM

TBH, I don't remember if I checked the properties or not....I might've, and it probably gave me that "cannot access file" error (I got that so many times it all kinda blurs together).

No big deal either way, since I don't have the card anymore (customer left with it), and I couldn't copy the folders/files to my hdd, I can't check anything. I was just hoping that someone would say something like "Yes, I've seen those files and it's caused by ABC and XYZ and there's no fix to it."!!! HEHEHE!!! :flowers:

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