How to Restore a DCIM File

By TS Jordan

A DCIM, or Digital Imaging and Communications in Media, file contains digital media information such as audio or video recordings. These files can become corrupt or inoperative due to malfunctions in the file system within the hard drive upon which they reside. Restoring these files is therefore accomplished by repairing the drive upon which they sit, which can be done in under an hour, depending on the speed of your computer.

Step 1

Click "Start" and type "cmd" in the "Search" field.

Step 2

Press "Enter" to display a command prompt.

Step 3

Type "chkdsk x: /f" and press "Enter," replacing "x" with the drive letter upon which the DCIM file resides.

Step 4

Press "Y" to confirm the repair.

Step 5

Reboot your computer to commence with the automated file repair.

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