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king kong
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
For whatever reason, I have several folders that Windows XP shows to be just
an ordinary folder with no extention. I cannot access the folderat ll. I was
advised to simply rename it and the system would redefine it back to a folder
but that did not work. Is there anything I can do to get it back to a normal
folder?

king kong
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Oops! That should say 'Windows XP shows to be just an ordinary file', not
ordinary folder.

"king kong" wrote:

> For whatever reason, I have several folders that Windows XP shows to be just
> an ordinary folder with no extention. I cannot access the folderat ll. I was
> advised to simply rename it and the system would redefine it back to a folder
> but that did not work. Is there anything I can do to get it back to a normal
> folder?

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
What sort of files? Do they have names? Where are they located?

Some Windows files do not have extensions. HOSTS & ntldr for example.

Do you have file extensions hidden?

Start | Run | Type: control folders | View tab |
Clear the Hide file extensions for known file types check box |
Apply | OK

What are you trying to do?

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:76C2398B-2C2C-4728-A447-361728E947EE@microsoft.com,
king kong <kingkong@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Oops! That should say 'Windows XP shows to be just an ordinary file', not
> ordinary folder.
>
> "king kong" wrote:
>
>> For whatever reason, I have several folders that Windows XP shows to be
>> just an ordinary folder with no extention. I cannot access the folderat
>> ll. I was advised to simply rename it and the system would redefine it
>> back to a folder but that did not work. Is there anything I can do to
>> get it back to a normal folder?

king kong
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
File extensions are not hidden. The file type is simply a generic description
as 'File'. It is as if Windows XP does not have any idea what the object is
so I get a default description.

"king kong" wrote:

> For whatever reason, I have several folders that Windows XP shows to be just
> an ordinary folder with no extention. I cannot access the folderat ll. I was
> advised to simply rename it and the system would redefine it back to a folder
> but that did not work. Is there anything I can do to get it back to a normal
> folder?

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Do they have names?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:F73ACF1C-3914-41FD-9AA7-A7BE1692206C@microsoft.com,
king kong <kingkong@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> File extensions are not hidden. The file type is simply a generic
> description as 'File'. It is as if Windows XP does not have any idea what
> the object is so I get a default description.
>
> "king kong" wrote:
>
>> For whatever reason, I have several folders that Windows XP shows to be
>> just an ordinary folder with no extention. I cannot access the folderat
>> ll. I was advised to simply rename it and the system would redefine it
>> back to a folder but that did not work. Is there anything I can do to
>> get it back to a normal folder?


Folder 'Status'