My flashdrive changes to shortcut folder [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question kay - Last answered on Mar 9, 2017 at 06:28 AM by thefmgirl

why my folder in flashdrive changes to shortcut folder...its that got virus, please help.

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Try this 1.

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

hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your flash drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your pendrive and also from drives.

Step 2:

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

Here I assume your flash drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

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

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in Flash Drive.

Step 3:

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

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
Soumya- Dec 3, 2012 at 11:20 PM
My issue got solved just like Worriedsick, but after plugging back the flash drive the shortcuts come again. Is there no permanent solution without formatting the drive. Have tried paid internet security of Kaspersky, but no use. They were unable to revive back my shorcut to folders.
ahkalyal- Jan 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Thank you very much. Your advice saved me a lot of time and effort.
scorpion- Jan 8, 2013 at 08:20 AM
thx man
Marko- Jan 9, 2013 at 06:38 AM
Copy all files from unamed folder that appear after cmd command to root, delete shortcut and that folder. Perform full scan of drives including flash drive. It worked for me, no more shortcut :)
thefmgirl- Mar 9, 2017 at 06:28 AM
Thanks so much this helped me and every time it happens I come back again read this and bingo
Thanks so much!
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First Know ya flash disk letter e.g "F:" then goto ...
1. start menu
2. Run and type in "CMD.exe"
3. feed in ya drive letter e.g "f:" "g:" "h:" and then
type in cmd.exe
the below
4. attrib -s -r -h -a autorun.inf
5. erase /q/s/f autorun.inf
attrib -s -r -h -a *.* /d /s
6. and then eject ya flashdrive from the computer and push it again dude.
Good luck in ya play to ya always from Uganda-Kampala
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HelLo people..could you help me men in my problem? when I type in the cmd -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.* it happens to appear this

'-h' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

what should I do??
jack4rall 6526Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Nov 2, 2010 at 03:43 PM
Try this 1.
Copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste it. . Another way is
Click on start --> run --> type control folders and press enter.
Note: If you using windows vista or windows 7, then click on Start -->In search box, type
control folders and press enter.
Folder Options will be opened.
Click on view tab --> select the option "show hidden files and folders" and uncheck the check box
"hide protected operating system files" and click on OK.
Good Luck.
galeeeb- Dec 4, 2010 at 01:46 PM
ohhhhhhhhh man I don't know how to thnk you
i have windows 7 ... you saved me thnks...
twt- Apr 19, 2011 at 08:53 PM
thankkkkkkkk youuu to u.. u save my pendrive and data
lolronak- Jan 9, 2013 at 02:20 PM
thanks a lot bro.......
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It worked... you saved my day. Thanks alot :)
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when I do the steps always acess denied
jack4rall 6526Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Dec 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM
There are some files like system volume information, recycler etc where user don't have permission to access it. Run the above command and wait for the process to get completed.
Good Luck
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oh.its worked ,,thank dear...
Viki- Sep 16, 2010 at 01:49 AM
Thank u very much. It works
Fidelio- Oct 18, 2010 at 08:03 PM
thank you so much it works
pete- Dec 13, 2010 at 12:51 AM
thanks - your're a lifesave

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