DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem
Anybody pls help me.. After scanning my Memory card for some problems my DCIM folder where pictures were saved turned into a file.. How do I recover my files? When I check the memory stick properties, it says its 95% full.. its like as if my files are still in the folder except that the folder turned into a file which I am unable to open... HELP pls...
i can't open the DCIM folder of sony DC-W120 camera in my pc after i scanned it...plzzz help
Re: DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk...
Hi, I don't know if you'll get this message, but it's worth a shot. I am having the same problem and I wanted to see if you ever found out how to get your pictures back. I don't have the same camera as you but the same thing happened to me. I'm on Windows 7 though now. Thanks
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With the scandisk inserted in your computer, locate the drive where you inserted and the file folder with the data you want to erase and delete or empty the file folder. If you do not have an available drive to place the scandisk, connect the media device with the scandisk included and locate the data via drive/file folder. You can locate the drive/file folder by clicking start>computer>drivelocation>scandisk folder.
You cannot create new folders on an SD card and copy images to them, as the camera will not recognise them, since they were not create in the camera. Copy the entire contents of the card to a folder on your HDD, then format the card in the camera.
the card has been used previously in a cellphone, the MSIC folder is the music folder and the dcim is your actual pictures.save all your pics in a folder on your desktop, disconnect your camera and format the card using the settings menu of your camera, there you goa clean memory card:))
Use software like PhotoRescue. Unless the photos were erased and then written over, they're probably still there. I used un-delete recovery software and it found my photos even after I had formatted the card and used it again to take more photos.
I know it's a late reply but other people may want to know you can find and recover deleted photos.
I had same problem and fix it no time. Well this is trick!
virus hide dcim folder and make only visible dcim.exe.
1. so anti-virus will delete that virus "dcim.exe" (or can you)
2. go to start/run and type cmd
3. there you type "attrib -s -h e:dcim"
(assuming that your cam is assigned e:)
Now go to My Computer and DCIM shoud be there!!
If the DCIM folder is where the camera keeps its images, then you have no images on the card.
Otherwise, have a browse through the memory card for another folder. The folders are named differently depending on your camera. My Pentax keeps them in "DCIM", but Kodak (for example) might keep them in a different folder.
u copy that to PC and try to open with windows picture viewer then format the Memory stick then re use u will get ur files as well as u can use ur memory stick , mail me ur memory stick result @firstname.lastname@example.org
what i did :
i checked all options with title "display this and that kind of folders
and files" and unchecked all "hide file" titles , and my real dcim
folder appeared as transparent folder icon 100% usable.
if you already erased dcim.exe, try it anyway your folder should be there.
After copying your files from it format your memory card.