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I have a networked hard drive where I like to store audio/video/software and all sorts of other files for my house. While the software files are all intact and working, many of my video and audio files have been turned into folders! Can anyone explain why this is happening, how I can prevent it, and if it is possible to revert these "folders" back into files. Thanks much!

An example of what the folders are named: "Highschool Graduation.avi", "Birthday party.avi", "Somesong.mp3"

The HDD is connected to a Linksys E4200 router (Firmware Version: 2.0.37). This is how the HDD is networked.

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what folder names do you see? provide a sample, please –  Serge Sep 25 '12 at 23:50
    
Does this mean you no longer require an answer? –  RobW Sep 26 '12 at 0:16
    
I meant to say "done" to providing a sample. I am still in need of an answer –  Kashif Sep 26 '12 at 0:22
    
Which OS? Have you tried using another system/OS to view the files on the HDD? Have you run a thorough anti-virus scan? Also, what happens when you try to open these so-called 'folders'? Maybe only the icons have got messed up? –  Karan Sep 26 '12 at 16:12
    
What do you see if you open one of these folders? –  Daniel R Hicks Sep 27 '12 at 2:39
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