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Hi, after my brother tried to watch movies from my buffalo hard drive on his laptop I now can't access any files. The file says its a shortcut and asks if I would like it deleted. Both my and his laptop can't access the files.

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All your files are still stored on the hard drive.They're just invisible or inaccessible.You can recover them with data recovery software.
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I used this one to recover files from my infected laptop and it worked.Anyway,you can download it and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether you can recover your data.
Hope this help!

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If the hard drive can be detected as a drive letter(like E: drive) but you can't access your files on it,you can recover data from hard drive with data recovery program.
Tenorshare data recoveryis a professional data recovery program that can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,system sabotage, virus attack etc.Download it and scan your external hard drive for free to preview whether your files can be recovered.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm After you recover your data,you can format it to get it fixed.

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It sounds like your hard drive is virus infected. You'd better run your antivirus tool as soon as possible. You'd better check your files carefully before you start to clean all the suspicious files.
If this tool doesn't make a sense, your drive may get some problems. Try to restore the inner saved files back at first and then format it to see whether it could be fixed.

I know there is a drive data recovery freeware that could be a good choice to go. This data recovery freeware has offered four data recovery options and can cope with almost all data recovery problem , such as accidental deletion or formatting data recovery problem, inaccessible data recovery problem and even corrupted drive data recovery problem, etc.
You could download this drive data recovery freeware here:
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You should give it a shot!

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I am afraid that your files are corrupted now. If your files are important to you then you can recover files with the help of some file undelete tool . One such tool you can get from the following url http://www.fileundelete.org/, I have personally used this tool with success on my external drive but this is not free tool you have to buy the software to use its full features...

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