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Old 13. Apr 2013, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question need help about my folders changed to file type



Before i have 4 folders in my memory card NAME: Images , Video clips , songs , movies
then i try to transfer all the photos from my memory card to my computer
now i connect my memory card to the storage device of my computer using my card reader
to copy all the pictures in my memory card and transfer all the photos to my computer
but i make some mistakes i restart my computer and i forgot to click "SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE"

after restarting my computer some message like this show in my monitor:

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Checking file system on E: The type of the file system is FAT.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk. Volume Serial Number is 0A34-16CA
Unrecoverable error in folder \Documents\divers. Convert folder to file (Y/N)? Yes Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? Yes 705036288 bytes in 43 recovered files. Windows has made corrections to the file system.
when i see that message show in my screen i do not click anything in my keyboard
i mean i do not click Y OR N but after that error message show in my screen my computer
automatic go to my desktop i dont know why first i do not click anything.

Now i go to my computer to check all the files in my memory card
then i see my Images and Videos FOLDER changed to a FILE type
and i try to open my 2 FOLDER changed to FILE type to check all my photos and videos
inside in that folder if still there but i cannot open the file
when i click open this message show in my screen:

(Open With: Choose the program you want to open this file)

i try to choose some program in the list to open that FILE but the file still not open.

i see this BOOTEX.LOG in my memory card but before i don't have that BOOTEX.LOG in my memory card
and another one i save all my pictures in my Images folder i think i have 400 pictures in that folder and 20 videos
in my Video clips folder but after that 2 folders changed now to a FILE type my images file have only 64.0 KB
and my video clips have only 32.0 KB size??

Anyway here some good news for me some folders in my memory card like my SONGS and MOVIES folders still there and working fine i have problem only in my 2 folder NAME: Images and Video clips because that 2 folders changed to FILE type

My question now how to solve this problem any suggestion tips , tutorials or what program i need to use to fixed this problem?

all the pictures and videos i save in my Images and Video clips folder in my memory card
is very important to me. i hope you can help me to get and back all the photos and videos i have in my 2 folders changed to file type.

and last if anyone here have the same problem like this before and know how to solve this problem
please help me to save all my pictures thanks

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Old 15. Apr 2013, 01:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out this link for free recovery software. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...te-utility.htm
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Old 15. Apr 2013, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi asiong, welcome to the forum .

The BOOTEX.LOG is created by chkdsk utility, a Windows built-in which checks hard drives for errors.

When you were not able to remove the memory card safely, it developed some errors, or the files got corrupt. Therefore, when the computer was booted, it showed the message that one of the disks has to be checked for consistencies. Since you let it run, chkdsk, the checkdisk program ran on the memory card and recovered the files.

These files are recovered in the form of .chk files, or in the names like file0001, file0002, and so on. These files can be either be found in the memory card, or in the C: drive. Please check. If you cannot find them, look for .chk files.

Unfortunately, these files won't have the original names or the format, so it's very difficult to find what the file originally was. You can use these utility, to see if it can recover the files from the .chk files.

http://www.ericphelps.com/uncheck/

If you are unsuccessful, in recovering the files back, or finding them, I will suggest running one of the recovery programs from the link which joeguru posted. I would recommend Recuva, as it is easy, and efficient.

Please be careful, and make any little changes to the memory card as possible, otherwise the files might get overwritten. Also, if you use the portable Recuva, save it to the hard drive, and run it from there, and not from the memory card.

Good luck.
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Old 20. Apr 2013, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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first thanks for your reply sir
anyway i found this video in youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkFZKx3MyEk all his photos in .chk format is now changed to .jpeg and all his photos now is working.
anyway my question now sir first i dont know what problem i have now and i do not know also about .chk files but like my folders is changed now to a file type i just want to know if my folders changed to file type is now in .chk format or not? i mean that FILE type is .CHK or NO?
and last in the video she can open his folder to see and edit all the photos inside in his folder but my problem i cant open my folders because my folders is changed now to file type so i dont have a power to see and edit all my photos inside in the folder because my folder changed to file type.. anyway i just want to know if my 2 folders changed to FILE type is now is .CHK OR NOT? i see in the video all his pictures are in .chk format but his folder is normal and still in the folder format but my folder is not in the normal folder format my folders is changed to unknown file type. please reply sir if my 2 folders changed to file type is now in .CHK FORMAT OR NOT i mean if that FILE TYPE is .CHK FORMAT
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Old 23. Apr 2013, 04:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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another information about my problem guys

before i saved all my photos in my folder name: "Images" and my Images folder was changed now to a FILE type.



this is my problem now after my Images folder converted to FILE type i cant open my Images folder to check if all my photos is still there.

then i try now to open my Images folder changed to file type
when i click open this message show in my screen:
(Open With: Choose the program you want to open this file)
then i choose "notepad" to open my Images folders was already converted to file type and i see some message or text in the notepad like this:

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AI m a g e  “1 3 7 . j p   g   IMAG~129JPG
IMAG~593JPG 
MAG~609JPG 
IMAG~279JPG
ŚMAG~658JPG
any idea about that guys?
i think all my photos is still there in my Images folder but the problem only
i cant open my Images folder to copy all my photos inside in that Images folder to transfer all my photos in the new folder.
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Old 23. Apr 2013, 09:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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asiong, the video you posted, shows how to rename .chk files to .jpeg using the command prompt. But, this will only work in the case where you are sure that the files are in jpeg format, or any other format that you know for sure. In your case, it won't work for some files, because in your case, the files are a mix of images and videos.

I have provided good enough help in my post. Please read it again. I have told how to find the .chk files, and what to do after you find them. Please read the post again.
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Old 25. Apr 2013, 07:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi sir first thanks for your reply i really appreciate your reply trying to help me.

anyway i try UnCHK and also the FileCHK but not work to me because i think my 2 folders was changed now to a file type and didn't have the CHK FILE extension so Unchk and FileCHK didn't recognize them.

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asiong, the video you posted, shows how to rename .chk files to .jpeg using the command prompt. But, this will only work in the case where you are sure that the files are in jpeg format, or any other format that you know for sure. In your case, it won't work for some files, because in your case, the files are a mix of images and videos.
Sir another details about my problem before i saved all my photos in the folder name "Images" right but this folder was converted now to file type.

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But, this will only work in the case where you are sure that the files are in jpeg format,
yes im sure 100% all the files inside in my Images folder is all my photos and the files are in jpeg format but the problem only i cant open this Images folder to check all my photos inside in that folder but im sure all the files in my Images folder is my picture with jpeg format.

anyway any other suggestion guys what i need to do or what program can i use to solve this problem and get back all the photos in my folders was already converted now to FILE type?
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Old 25. Apr 2013, 09:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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asiong, first, please don't call us sir. We are all friends here.

Secondly, you are not reading the posts properly. You are just repeating yourself, and saying your own things, and trying things by yourself. We have understood your problem, and we are providing a possible solution, but you are not reading properly, and you are not following the instructions properly.

Maybe I didn't explain it properly enough, or maybe it's a language problem. Anyways, I will try again. Please read the posts carefully.

You have to forget about the folders that have turned into file types.. you are not going to get anything out of them.

As said in my earlier post, the files will be in folders file001, file002, etc. Or, the files will be as .CHK files.

Now where to find these files? You can find these files in C: drive of your computer. So, please look there.

If those files are not there, then you will have to search for them. I hope you know how to use Windows search. Search for *.chk files in Windows search, and it will show you the location of those files on your computer. Then, use the software UnChk, or FileChk to retrieve the correct files.

I hope I have now explained properly. Good luck.
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Old 12. Jun 2013, 05:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Anupam,
I have the same problem and you link was extremely useful for me, Thanks, but there is a huge problem here...my files are not regular file such as jpeg or avi.......They are specific files for CATIA and their extension are wide such as *.CADPart or *.CADProduct or lab lab la ....Unfortunately, unchk is not able to recover those files...What can I do in this case. Is there any other suggestion?!
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Old 12. Jun 2013, 01:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry Aminb, I have no idea for your problem. I don't have any experience with such issues. I just searched on Google, and posted what I thought could solve the problem best. But, from what I read from their site, the two programs will restore the extension of the file, whatever it was before. So, give them a try.
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