1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Large Folder changed to 32kb file...help!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by lebigmuff, Sep 24, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. lebigmuff

    lebigmuff Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Hello all,
    Recently I had a hard drive failure on my laptop and backed up the data to my WD mybook external drive before it went off for repair.

    When starting up my machine windows performed an action that changed the folder (title laptop backup) from a folder containing 250GB into a small text file with the extension .file that was only 32Kb in size.

    When I check the volume details for the drive it still lists the 250GB as being there but the only remnants of the backup is the 32Kb file that seems to cap off all of the data and render it inaccessable.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to either revert this file back to a folder OR access the data once more.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    regards

    chris
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/752994

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice