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Windows 7: Images marked as Protected Operating System Files

06 Dec 2012   #1

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Images marked as Protected Operating System Files

Hello,

I wanted to move files from sd card to pc,
the problem is that the SD is full under the SD drive letter in Computer but when I press on it, it is empty and I can view the files only when I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" on Folder Options. so how do I turn the images back to non-protected system operating system files?

Thanks all !


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06 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When strange thing happen, the first thing to try is booting your computer.

Did you copy the files to your hard drive? Were they still showing as system files?

Are the other images on your hard drive showing as system files?

Try the SD card in another computer and see if they show as image files.
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07 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

they still show as system files , this happened after the sd card had a virus and the antivirus removed it so I think the virus is the reason the images turned into system files. is there a chance to make them regular and visible images again without the need to tick "Hide protected operating system files" ?
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07 Dec 2012   #4

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When you view the files on the SD card, do they have the correct file extension? If the extension has changed, rename one of the files with the proper extension and see if it is visible when system files are hidden.

With the files visible, can you open them with your photo editor? If you can, do a Save As and and save with a different name.
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07 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I moved the files to the pc , and formatted the sd, but on the pc they're still "operating system files", and the extension is .jpeg , should I still try your method?
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07 Dec 2012   #6

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Scan those files with your anti virus program again.

Are all the .jpeg files on your computer behaving the same?

Have you tried opening one of the files with your photo editor?

Right click on one of the files and choose Properties, what program is listed under "Opens with"?
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07 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I should have mentioned this in my first post! Open the Properties for one of the problem files and make sure the "Hidden" attributes box is not checked.
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08 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I cant uncheck the "Hidden" attribute box, I don't have that option ( I can see it but it won't let me press on it )
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08 Dec 2012   #9

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  • Copy jpeg files to your computer harddisk
  • format SD (you already did)
Now remove hidden and system attrib of all files.
In what folder are all jpegs now? I assume C:\somefolder in my example. All jpeg files are there (or in subfolders). If so:
Open a command prompt:
Code:
c:
cd   \somefolder
dir
You are in correct folder? If so
attrib  -s  -h  -r   /s
Now all files (also in subfolders) are not hidden, not system, not readonly
Solved?
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08 Dec 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
I cant uncheck the "Hidden" attribute box, I don't have that option ( I can see it but it won't let me press on it )
That's because it is marked as SYSTEM file! That makes that field greyed out.
files are marked SYSTEM and HIDDEN
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