Sudden problem with one of the pc in my office is that I am unable to open all the drives with double click, once clicked it opens out the open with window and asking for a program to open with. My assumption is may be malware/virus. my symantec is updated and when scanned virus is not detecting. can any one Provide me a solution at the earliest...
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Re: Unable to open Drives....
You see in the tools tab if the folder options is still there.If it is there then use it to unhide the hidden files -operating system files too.
Once they get visible type in the address bar the path of the disk you want to open .After this look for the autorun.inf file in the disk and make sure you have no file .exe in it.If it is there just delete it.
And scan your pc fully .If no virus is detected change your antivirus to macafee or some good one.
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Compress an entire NTFS volume You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.
Double click on My Computer on the desktop. Right-click the volume you want to compress, and then click Properties. In the General tab, click to select the Compress Volume to save disk space check box, and then click OK. In “Confirm Attribute Changes”, click the option you want.
You may have already attempted this but Maybe not....
This error usually happens in Linux but occasionally within windows.
My apologies if this does not help.
I have seen this several times and it is brought about due to a virus that creates an autorun file (autorun.ini).
In this file when you double click the drive, executes the file and in the autorun file exists any of the following: - Microsoftpowerpoint.exe smss.exe .... or many others.
It is good thing that you have a strong antivirus which seems to have removed the viruses and therefore when the information file is opened, it does not find the executables it was supposed to run. That is why it asks for a program to open.
You can prove this by right clicking on the drive to see a shortcut menu and in this menu, the bolded menu will be the action taken when double clicked and the possibility is that you will find Autorun bolded.
To resolve the issue do the following: 1) Open My computer program or windows explorer. 2) Right click on the drive and open or explore it. 3) Locate the file Autorun and delete it. If the file is not shown, from the folder options choose show all files. This is because sometimes this file may be hidden.
Try double clicking the drives again to see if you get he same error.
NOTE: Many virus developers have made possible for people to install/run viruses in there own computers by simply double clicking the drives like flash disk.