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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June 3, 2015 at 15:59:02
Try method 1 here:
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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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:

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

Shortcut Remover

Flash Disinfector

Elmansy Anti Virus

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