How do I fix a folder in my USB drive that turned into a white file?

Anonymous May 24, 2014
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One of my folders in my USB flash drive has turned into a file. So, instead of having a file icon next to it, it has a white page. All my other folders within that specific folder are fine. Please let me know how I can recover that folder.

Thank you!

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  1. Hovsep A
    June 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    it can be that the extension changed so you have to add the extension manually
    CHECK Change File Extension Shell Menu
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Change-File-Extension-Shell-Menu.shtml

  2. Susendeep D
    May 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    It seems that the application associated to open the file is not installed in your system.If you know the extension of the file,then you can search the internet and get the right program to open the file.

    Also,have a look at the below article to know more -

    How To Open Strange File Types In Windows

  3. Rajaa C
    May 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Read the thread http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/files-nokia-500-phone-changed-lnk/ for the solution. The problem is similar. Do not worry in the thread, it is a phone. When plugged it gets treated similar to a USB storage itself.

    • Sobia_17
      May 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      I have tried what you have suggested but the folder is still displayed as a file.