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As soon as i open my pendrive i have all my folders become 2 kb shortcuts. how can i get my folders back? please help me. i will be very thankful to you all. thank you. R.Saravanakumar.

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You probably have a computer-virus on your pen-drive, that is "hacking" your folders. Virus-scan it.

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Hi this is Naveen. I'm using hp 8gb pendrive. When I copied any files in my pendrive it is becoming shortcuts. After formatting also I'm getting the same problem. Please give me a solution.


Select the files then press CTRL + C (to copy).
Open the explorer window, go to the flash drive. Open the drive, then press CTRL + V (to paste).

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All the folders in my samsung i-pod YP-Q1 have become shortcuts that refer to 'uIaU3k3kzmh4Otjy73o.exe' and does not open


Propabely it is a surface disk problem which damaged your files or a virus could do so,try to open the folder by right click and choose open, if it is the same problem then it must be a virus and you have to reformat it, sorry for that . You have to scan your pc also for malware, viruses.

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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.

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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).

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My folder's turned into 1 KB Shortcuts on my 500 GB WD Hard Drive


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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.

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Folders from external pendrive are shown as shortcuts,


Please refer here to my earlier solution to a similar issue which was very helpful.

Good Luck!
Dont forget to appreciate the solution if I could have been of any help!
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My folder's turned into 1 KB Shortcuts on my 500 GB WD Hard Drive, it seems like memory in my HD is used, but when i click in to open folder it says that file cannot find :(


Well, it's obviously your external WD drive infected with virus which stop you from accessing the data by turning them into shortcuts (such as 1KB or 2KB). This blog article how to fix folder become shortcuts should help you out. Follow the step by step please. Note: do not attempt to format the drive before you try.

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I have a kingston 4gb pendrive, currently i have a problem with new folder in it. i never put any new folder in it and there it appears to have 'new folder' thr. when i try to open it, it wont open, and...


best thing to is plug your pendrive into ur computer
now make a new folder onto ur desktop
right click on desktop-options -new folder
now right click in new folder -scroll down to rename -and type a name u can remember
now open your pendrive
pick all your folders you want to keep
hilte all except (new folder)now right click and pick desktop then the folder you named now give it a name at the bottom now press ok
once done
take out pendrive
now check your files are in the folder you renamed
now plug pendrive in right click -options format
once formatted your pen drive is empty and ready to use again
hope this help


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