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How do i recover my file and folder names on a flash drive?

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June 25, 2012 3:42:29 AM

hi friends,

few years back, i ve backed up some files to the thumb driver (or brand TOshiba 8GB), im uisng Windows XP sp2.... Yesterday, when itried to access them, the file and folders names displayed as Junk characters.

Here is an images of the file and folders and their names

Files and Folder Image

How do i recover those files an folders? (since it's a backup, they are really important ones)

cheers
June 25, 2012 4:23:12 AM

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