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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...

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  • chitra_949 Jan 29, 2009

    dcim folder can't open while try to open it from memory stick. So, I'm not able to view the pictures

  • juansal Feb 04, 2009

    I have a hard drive were i back up all my photos into their respective folders, just now i restarted my machine and a scandisk prompt happened, when my computer restated some of the folders in the harddrive were convereted into files with no extensions. How can i recover from this?



  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    on my memory card there are pictures and DCIM folder changed to blank page i cant read the pictures and dont know how to recover my pictures.please help me if there is any help in this case. THANK YOU

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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 @vk_suryakanth@indiatimes.com

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Ok so i dont know what causes the DCIM folder to read as a file but you can access it thru the command prompt if you need help doing that just reply and i will be happy to help. let me know how you go.

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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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DCIM folder turned to a file after windows scandisk fixed a reported problem


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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