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I have an execution file which I used to run regulary. Susdendly I cannot run it anymore. When I run it just do nothing. Ex. I have a.exe under c:\test folder which i run everything. now it has been changed to be folder a instead. I could not find my a.exe in windows explorer, I saw only a as a folder which I cannot open it. When I go to cmd.exe and run "dir a.exe /s" I saw it shown c:\test\a.exe

I think that I gote tease from my roommate which he recently learn ASM. I'm guessing that he used ASM language to modify my file.

Is there anyway to revert it back?

Thank you.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Oct-11 0:00am    
Off-topic! This is a forum for software developers.
--SA

What I suspect he has done is set the directory bit of the file descriptor - what a humorous chappie.

Ask him nicely to set it back, or rename it, regenerate the exe file (and with a name like "a.exe" I am guessing it's not production software so you should have the source). It probably isn't worth playing with the directory bit directly (I didn't know Vista / Win7 even let you near it) as that may not undo everything he did.


Then password protect your computer so he can't do it again.


Then kill him. :laugh:
 
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It's a simple matter to delete or rename a file and create a folder called a.exe in Windows Explorer. Just ask him what he did with your original file.
 
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