Recovered files using DMDE has “.gesd” file extension.

Recovered files using DMDE has ".gesd" file extension.

Hi !
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I am trying to recover data from a Seagate Backup Plus Drive (Model SDR00F2) using DMDE 2.4.6 Professional Edition.
I did an NTFS search and it listed the volumes.

I browsed through the volume and started recovering the directories; To my surprise, some files in those directories had .gesd extension.
I have been using computers since almost two decades ,but never have I encountered such a file extension.

Here is the screen cap of the files with .gesd extension.

Weird file extension

If I manually rename the files, the files would open however, renaming thousands of files manually by going through each of the sub-directories would not be feasible.

Also, the directory, where the files were recovered had a readMe file with the following content:

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I have used DMDE earlier but never came across such thing.
Please help me figure this thing out.

Thanks and Regards

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