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Due to virus folders in pen drive become shortcut files why? and how can I solve the problem?

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Why? Because that's what the virus is doing, maliciously.

Update your computer's anti-virus.
Or, better yet, UNINSTALL it (it may have been sabotaged/compromised) and install anti-virus software by downloading from: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

Install this software. As the final step of the install, choose "full" anti-virus scan, and also select the drive-letter for your pen-drive, so that it also gets scanned for malware.

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My external hard disk has been infested with viruses and files and folders made shortcuts. how can i recover the files and folders?


I have faced same problem. Shortcuts everywhere.
Not once, many times.

I tried many solutions.

Shortcut Virus Remover is the best solution I found.

A 100% free simple application.

You can download it from this link - http://www.shortcutvirusremover.com

Place it in your pen drive and double click to run. Press Enter to confirm its process. That is all. Shortcuts will remove and your data will be back in a second.

Mar 05, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to recover data from Pen Drive


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Pen Drive gives ussignificant convenience in today's business life. However, due to human errorsor other reasons, we often meet embarrassed phenomena of losing Pen Drive data. The following are sometypically cases in our daily business life.b>

Practical cases:
1. Pen drive still contain all data, and the space shows the same likebefore, but all files and folders in the pen drive are changed to shortcut.
Cause:
Your pen drive was attackedby virus
Resolution one:
If you oftenuse Pen Drive to transfer data from one computer to another, make sure thecomputer is well protected. If any computer is not protected against virusattacks, the files and folders in Pen Drive may be gone or just change intoshortcut. If that happens, don't panic, you can still get back lost data, Firstly, remove the virus, connect your Pen Drive to one PC that is protectedwith a good antivirus and then scan it, fix all the virus threats that aredetected by the antivirus, After completing scanning, some of the useful filesor folders may deleted. Secondly, use pen drive data recovery program torecover deleted infected files.
Resolution two:
If you can'tdelete virus in Pen Drive, just format Pen Drive and then use data recoveryprogram to retrieve data.b>

2. When transfer files from Pen Drive to PC, mistakenly removed the PenDrive from USB port and some data lost, or press "format" command during theprocess of using Pen Drive. Sometimes, delete data in Pen Drive in one day andfind it is useful in another day and want to recover them.
Cause:
Human error
Resolution:
The data youonce have saved in your pen drive is real hard to remove completely. Firstthing to do is stop using the Pen Drive as the chances of your data beingoverwritten increase as time goes on. Then choose a perfect data recoveryprogram. There are many Pen Drive data recoveryprogram in the internet. Although Ihaven't tested them one by one, Card Data Recovery is the most popular one inthese days.

Steps to recover data fromPen Drive using Card Data Recovery
1.
Plug the Pen Drive into yourcomputer using USB port;
2.
Download Card Data Recoveryand install it on your computer;
3.
Check whether your Pen Drivedisk display in your computer;
4.
Select your Pen Drive;5. Run Card Data Recovery andcontinue the operation under the interface instruction.b>

on Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Processing is very slow


it seems your computer or the pen drive or both virus infected.
press win button + R - type cmd - type H: (if your pen drive recognized as H or (whatever your pen drive's drive letter)
then carefully type the following without bracket [attrib -r -s -h *.* /s /d]
press enter. now check your pen drive. if you could not, inform me i'll give images with explanation

Nov 23, 2013 | Sony VAIO Computers & Internet

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All my file become shortcut folder in my pen drive how to solve it please help me


Hello,
If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in

hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your pendrive as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now check for your files in Pen Drive.

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

If there are really important files in your pendrive and you need it then:
convert full pen drive to .rar --->extract each file individuly on ur hard disc. IT WORKS
. i recoverd my full data.
n den format ur pen drive.

Feb 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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ALL folder turned into shortcuts and i really don't know how to get back my stuff. You know the hard drive has music shortcut document shortcut. Somebody help me.


You must have had them all selected and then dragged them somewhere, then maybe dragged back, creating shortcuts at that location. This could be done accidentally by holding the ALT key (or if that key is stuck down) while dragging them back or by holding the right mouse button instead of the left. If it was the right-button thing though, you would have had to also left-click on 'Create Shortcut' on the menu that popped up.

If this is what happened your 'real' folders will be wherever you dragged TO and the shortcuts will be wherever you dragged BACK to.

The fact that there are shortcuts is not alarming. Your originals must be somewhere! Use the Search function to search for any file or folder name you can remember. Start at the root of the system (My Computer) to search everything; it could take a while so be patient. When you find the missing folders just select them all and drag back to where they belong (or Cut from current location, Paste in new location).

Feb 18, 2011 | Intel Computers & Internet

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All folders become shortcut


Your camera memory card should be infected with virus or trojans. So the files or folders are "hidden". Follow the steps from this article about how to fix this kind of folders become shortcut problem. It should help. I hope you good luck. Note - If you have precious photos or video files insides the memory card, do no format it right away as you should remember.

Feb 10, 2011 | Cameras

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Removal of shortcut virus in pen drive


Is this the Problem???
Only Shortcuts,,,,,, _68.gif

Don't format your Flash Drive.
Your data is still there.

Use Shortcut Virus Remover.
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Sep 03, 2010 | Online Computers & Internet

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I buy new kingston pen drive I copied some folder (collection of xls files ,and setup) Now i unplug it and agian check it then it show only folder but with empty content means all folder become...


Its due to corruptness of your drive.Your content not properly copied in pendrive. Dont worry just format your pendrive thoroughly not quick. Then you may copy your content properly. your problem will be solved...okay

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All folders in pen drive become shortcut


Your pen drive probably was infected with some some kinds of virus or trojans. See this blog article how to fix file folders shortcuts problem step by step. Hope it helps. Regards

Aug 14, 2010 | Cell Phones

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