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Cannot open my folder

By me ·

I've just tried to install Windows XP Pro and everything went fine until it got to "checking disks". When it got to 50% my PC froze and when I re-started, XP tried to install again... until the 50% and froze again. Now I have cancelled the install and gone into my drive, to find some of my folders are no longer a folder and are now just a file.

CHKDSK both before the install and now say no errors on the drive

Is there anyway I can get my folders back?

Thanks for any help.

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by jireland607 In reply to Cannot open my folder

Do the files have an extension name? It is possible that your folders have been compressed during installation.

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by me In reply to Cannot open my folder


The only thing I get when looking at the properties is a General tab, Sharing & Customize have gone and the information is,

Faulty folder is,
Type of file: File

And a working folder is,
Type of file: File Folder

Thanks for the reply.

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by KenV In reply to Cannot open my folder

It's been a while since I installed XP but I thought it did the disk check (and the conversion to NTFS) very early in the install. Were the folders created in a previous O/S?
Ontrack makes a product called EasyRecovery. It's pretty easy to use and very good.

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