Windows 10: some of my folders turn to unknown file type please help

Discus and support some of my folders turn to unknown file type please help in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Please some of my folders turn to files i cant read can any one help me please [img] In red de folders that turn into this files thank you 66855 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Duig, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Duig Win User

    some of my folders turn to unknown file type please help


    Please some of my folders turn to files i cant read can any one help me please

    some of my folders turn to unknown file type please help [​IMG]

    In red de folders that turn into this files
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  2. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with Controlled Folder Access

    We are volunteers willing to help you try to resolve this issue.

    Easy way to tell is turn off Controlled Folder Access temporarily and scan a file and look at the name. Some scanners can output more than one type of file. Some allow you to set the path of the folder to be uses.

    Check with Brother Support and Documentation for your printer/scanner.

    The output files could be .PDF or others.

    Using my Brother "Control Center 4" I can select a variety of file type outputs and the destination folder : Control Center 4 - Device Settings tab >- Device Scan Settings,

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Oct 13, 2016
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  3. unknown file types

    That is a Turbo tax file. Do you have TTax installed?
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Oct 13, 2016
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  4. Bree New Member

    some of my folders turn to unknown file type please help

    I see that this is an external USB drive named TOSHIBA EXT. Errors could have been created on the drive by unplugging it without using the 'safely remove hardware and eject media' first. When Chkdsk has been run or you have scanned for errors damaged folder names are turned into 0 byte files. If you are lucky, all the folders themselves and their contents will have been recovered. But if the errors were more severe, you may have lost or damaged the files, I'm afraid.

    Any recovered folders and the files they contained are now in a folder called FOUND.000. There may also be a FOUND.001 (or more, depending on how many times the disk was checked for errors). These are hidden folders, so you need to turn on 'show hidden folders' to see them. The 'lost' folders should be in there, but now with names like DIR00000.chk. If the errors were not too severe each recovered folder should contain their files with their names still intact.

    Hopefully you won't have lost any files and can just rename the recovered folders with their correct names, then move them back to their correct place on your X: drive.

    If you can't remember a careless removal of the drive, a system crash or anything else that may explain the errors, then the disk errors could be a symptom of the drive failing. If you do recover your files, copy them to a new drive. Then check the old drive for errors again.
     
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