Solved how to fix file extension ''file'' for multiple files

August 25, 2017 at 18:08:26
Specs: Windows 10
I have multiple files inside another file with documents. now they are all file extension ''file'' and I can't get into them. They were on a flash drive for a long time, and they are mostly all documents inside folders. I can't even get into the folders due to the extension. Is there anything I can do to recover them? I tried recuva and several other programs. they all say 32 KB and I know they are larger than that.

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#1
August 26, 2017 at 07:01:21
Someone on here solved a difficult one eventually by using this:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Worth a try.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 26, 2017 at 07:50:27
I have tried that one as well. It only brought back a zipfile that had the same situation - file extension ''file'' and only 32kb.

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#3
August 26, 2017 at 08:31:08
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1st of all, do you have file extensions turned on? In other words, do you normally see .zip, .exe, .doc, .pdf, .txt, etc in the file name? If not, turn them on:

http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/26/

.file is generic & has no association, so any file with the .file extension won't open unless you chose a program to open it with. If you have a file named "12345.file" but you know for sure it's a .pdf, try renaming the extension to .pdf. Or leave it as-is, right click on it, & select "open with Adobe" (or whatever PDF reader you use).

I just ran across this: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/open-s...

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#4
August 26, 2017 at 08:51:13
I will try this today.
Yes I do have extension names turned on, I like to know what kind it is. Ive tried to change the extension on them but it wont let me for some reason. I can't get into the area to change the extension. It's like its permanently marked .file.

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