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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 again. Please help, i cant open any of my files!

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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/
connect the WD to the pc then open it in there. If the files are in there you will be able to recover (copy or move them) to another location. If they are not - you still have just shortcuts - then something has been done to them, either by a virus or by someone else. Whatever it is the files are gone, try to find them in the trash - RECYCLER is the name with which the Trash Can is represented as a real folder in every partition, If the files are not there then your only hope is to use a recovery software like
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Recuva.shtml
on the WD and see what you can recover.

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How to recover shortcut files from a flash drive or memory card


Ever experienced plugging your flash drive or memory card and found that your files have been made shortcut and when you tried opening the file nothing happens? Here is one solution that can recover your files.
1. when you plug your flash drive and see the shortcut files, do not delete the files as it will take longer time to recover it. Take note of the drive that reads your flash drive. (see the highlighted text)
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2. on the start menu, type cmd (command prompt)ninyarica.jpg

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10. you can now delete the shortcut files if it not removed automatically by the antivirus you used to clean the flash drive.
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if the steps above did not work or did not recover your shortcut files, you can try this alternative
11. on the command prompt, type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* your command prompt window will look like this: ninyarica_6.jpg

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13. then exit the command prompt window then check the files on your flash drive, not only will it recover the shortcut files but it will also recover some deleted folders
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OK you harddrive is infected with Malware. This Malware creats shortcuts of each folder and Hide the all those your main folder.
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To see all your original folder you can enable your Shown hidden File option from your Folder option--View--uncheck show hidden files and folder--and uncheck hide protected operating system files.

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