Windows 10: Open folder that has corrupted and is now a file?

  1.    27 Apr 2016 #1

    Open folder that has corrupted and is now a file?

    I was working on some files off a external hard drive. I think someone removed my external drive while the files were still open so several of my files and folders have been corrupted. I have been able to recover the word documents that were corrupted; however, there is a folder containing some text scripts (R statistical scripts) that has been converted from a folder to a file. Therefore now when I click on the former folder it doesn't open in Windows Explorer like a normal folder does, but rather it gives me the option of selecting what App to open the file. I was wondering if its possible to revert this back to a folder so I can view the files contained within it. Or does anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to extract the underlying files?

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  3.    27 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks for the tool. It recovered the files, but most of them are empty (they were text files containing R scripts) so although they reappear they aren't restored so obviously must have also got corrupted.
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