How can i recover a or change File type?

June 3, 2015 at 14:05:04
Specs: Windows 8.1
Hello, my GF have a Pen driver with around 16 gb of 32 GB occupied, with folders fill of pictures of all her life, and here is the problem, some how (I believe it was a virus), one day all of the folder or must of then had been changed to "File" type, and i couldn't find anyway to open then again as "Folder" type, if anybody could help to change back to folder ill really appreciated it please !!

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#1
June 3, 2015 at 15:59:02
Try method 1 here:
http://www.asoftech.com/articles/fi...
Avoid the other methods.

Whether or not it fixes it, pop back because I think we should at least run some basic malware checks (an anti-virus often misses malware).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
June 4, 2015 at 13:59:30
Your description isn't all that clear. If it's not the 'files changed to shortcuts' issue you might try some recovery software.. This worked well for someone with a similar problem:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Note where it says 'In digital image recovery mode program operates as freeware with no functional limitations' so the Demo install may be all you need.


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#3
June 4, 2015 at 15:19:43
If a shortcut virus, here are some Free tools.

Shortcut Remover
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...
http://www.tulipsoftwares.com/apps/...

Flash Disinfector
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

Elmansy Anti Virus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...

After Death
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/After-...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://webinfome.blogspot.com.au/20...

AutoRunExterminator
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...

Files on Flash/External/Hard Drive Changed to Shortcuts, How to recover
http://www.technologynext.org/files...
http://downloadandlearning.blogspot...
Virus Changed All My Folders Into Shortcuts!
http://www.pctips3000.com/virus-cha...
All files converted to .lnk files – How to Fix it?
http://www.technologynext.org/all-f...
How to open a Corrupted Pen / Flash / USB drive
http://www.technologynext.org/how-t...
How to Recover Files Infected by Shortcut Virus from USB Pen drive
http://www.technologynext.org/how-t...
How to recover Virus infected data from Flash / Pen / Jet Drive
http://www.technologynext.org/how-t...


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