Pen drive displaying only shortcuts [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question shelly - Last answered on Oct 3, 2017 at 08:35 AM by jyo

Only shortcuts are there in the pen drive of all that I copy into it.
the pen drive is showing occupied space by matter but only shortcuts are visible.
pls help...

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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 pendrive 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 pen 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 pen drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in Pen 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.
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xcc- Jun 5, 2017 at 08:32 AM
thanks a lot...........
xcc- Jun 5, 2017 at 08:33 AM
its really working... amazing to me...
Dr Amit- Jul 8, 2017 at 08:38 AM
it works, wonderful. Thanks.
jyo- Oct 3, 2017 at 08:35 AM
Thank you so much my friend. Issues solved
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Thanks alot still i've some folder can't retrive

jack4rall 6525Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Dec 22, 2010 at 09:13 AM
Try this 1
Click on start --> run --> 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. Now look for your files in your pen drive.
Good Luck
Bunny- Dec 27, 2010 at 03:17 AM
Wow.. It works....... Thanks lot for your advices here..............
VIJITH- May 19, 2011 at 01:11 AM
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hye jack4rall

i tried it on my external hardisk,it works..

but my second external hardisk, after typing attrib -h -r -s /s /d j:\*.* on cmd,the results showed..

C:\Users\n.syafiq ishak>attrib -h -r -s /s /d j:\*.*
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1320259803-3479520986-2621452574-1000
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1380984627-2712236376-2312926015-1000
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-2390064133-3622257034-3983642365-1000
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-2573444588-1216436876-80231008-1000
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3343543514-977763187-4009512459-1000
Access denied - J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3503829513-779986201-2338731725-1000
Access denied - J:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1343024091-507921405-725345543-1003
Access denied - J:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1960408961-287218729-725345543-1003
Access denied - J:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-4125279841-1896325276-2027983266-1006
Access denied - J:\System Volume Information

after run some scanning, theres only a shortcus folder recycler..
Mad- Oct 16, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Awsome Thats really Awsome.. thanks a lot.... I got aa my 1tb back :)
kookie- Nov 9, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Awesome mann!!! thanx a ton!
wll826- Dec 17, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Thank you very much dude :D
Sridhar- Dec 27, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Thanks. It worked alright.
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this totally solved my problem
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hey jack 4 rall u r really great I dont know I to thank u thanx a lot for saving me n my drive.......
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Awesome, thanks a lot. I had the same problem and tried your solution and it worked.
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Can this process be run on an internal hard drive? I've had the virus infect some C drives and would like to repair them without re-imaging.
jack4rall 6525Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Apr 20, 2011 at 09:47 PM
Yes, you can run the above instructions for your hard drive also.
Good Luck
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