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Photoshop automate-batch rename

Working straight from my cameras memory card I renamed a bunch of photos using the "automate-batch- rename"procedure.the photos now were displayed as icons that I have not seen before and could no longer be opened in photoshop either as thumbnails or large pictures ( message given that they were not the right kind of document). I returned to my desk top and tried to open them directly through windows as i often do and again they were unable to be opened. As the photos in question were of value to me I then used a windows option which allowed me to name a program to open the pictures. I had to work on all 73 pictures one at a time but now i can open them but only one at a time using windows fax and picture viewer.. No thumbnails are possible and they are still not recognised by photoshop.Can you tell what i may have done wrong and how i can convert these pictures back to a format that photoshop will recognise. I have used this procedure only once before and it worked OK. I am wondering if this all happened because I selected the same folder in this case the memory card -in which to save the renamed files. Hope you can help and many thanks. denise.

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I think Photoshop renamed all pictures using the wrong extension. If you can open images with Windows Fax Viewer, they should work in Photoshop too. Check the extension of the photos, they should be JPEG with a .jpg extension. If not, try to rename them using the .jpg at end of the file name. I would be very surprised if Photoshop cannot recognize photos that Windows can. Tell me if this works because ther is another way but I need to know what extension it is currently.

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