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Files will not open

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by YOUNG369, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. YOUNG369

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    Anybody have a clue why just one particular folder in my documents would be corrupt after installing AIM. Its only one folder that the files will not open in. No matter the type of file whether its word, excel, pdf or a jpg I get messages saying that the file cannot be opened, its corrupt, it cannot be found or it wasn't saved to the correct format or something to that affect depending on what program is tyring to open the file. JPGs just wont open at all and the other text files no matter what I use to open them all I get is a page full of "blocks"

    Is their any way to retrieve these files?
     
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    To the top....
     
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    ???????????????????
     
  4. neosage

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    it may well be that the particular folder is corrupt, although I've not personally seen that before. Open up my computer and right-click on your C: drive and select properties. Select the Tools tab and the error-checking button. Click on both check disk options (automatically fix file system errors & scan for and attempt recover of bad sectors). It will tell you it can't do that but can schedule a scan at the next bootup; say yes to that and reboot.

    Now on bootup it will go into both procedures right after post, which will take a considerable time (maybe 20-30mins), especially if it does find errors and has to correct them. Don't interrupt this process. Try accessing the folder/files when it eventually boots fully up into windows after the scan.
     
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