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All my files say they are shortcuts that cant be opened and cant be found, the location given is toiofix.exe (E:) and the wd passport itself is on drive (F:) .. The WD passport itself , i am told by the geeksquad is working fine, and has almost 80 gigs of data on it.

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This blog article is exactly what you need to read in order to fix it. As your external wd drive probably infected with virus. Note: to start with, do not format the drive immediately. Regards

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When i plug in my WD, all files are shown as shortcuts and when trying to open a file, it says 'windows cannot find G:\RECYCLER\0xFFD12566.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try...


Simple test to find out if the files are still there: boot from a Linux Live -Cd like
http://www.mandriva.com/en/downloads/one/
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All my files is shown as shortcuts and they can't be open I don't want 2 format my device..


Try to scan Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE 80 GB Hard Drive connect to PC have updated anti-virus clean and disinfect viruses.

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This one way for unlocking your WD passport but assume you will lost your data

Download wdsmartwareupdate here : http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/

Download instructions :
1- Locate you WD disk entry, click on Windows or Mac according to your operating system.

2 - Click on Download now link at the bottom and download the soft.

Unlock instructions :
1- extract the zip file you've downloaded en run the.exe.

2- select Continue to update and accept Licence Agreement.

3 - Next select Update Firmware

4- Check the check box "I understand ......" under Warning section, a button "drive erasure" will appear.

5- Click on drive erasur button

6- Wait until the end of the process and quit

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