How correct a jpeg converted to a folder in Windows?

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How correct a jpeg converted to a folder in Windows?

Post by *spikey » 2019-08-13, 12:05 UTC

Can TC correct a jpeg which Win XP has mysteriously converted to a folder?

I'm guessing something has happened to alter the file type and it needs resetting somehow.

I haven't used CHKDSK or any command like that, although I did defrag the partition and maybe it caused this.

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Re: How correct a jpeg converted to a folder in Windows?

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-08-15, 10:14 UTC

No, you can't do that with Total Commander. You need a raw disk editor to change the attribute of the fake folder (subtract 16 from it).

A quick Google search found this tool (not tested myself);
http://www.disk-editor.org/index.html

I have used a similar tool before to undelete files, but I have no experience with the above editor.
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Re: How correct a jpeg converted to a folder in Windows?

Post by *spikey » 2019-08-25, 10:16 UTC

How does such corruption of file attribute occur?

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