Files on flash drive changed to shortcuts

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Eman - Updated on Feb 28, 2019 at 08:44 AM
EmanGH Posts 2 Registration date Friday March 1, 2019 Status Member Last seen March 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 at 11:57 AM
I used my hard drive in school and when I came back and connected it to my laptop, all the files were turned into shortcuts.
The laptop said to scan and repair the hard drive so I did, but after that, all the files disappeared and a folder named " $recycle.bin " appeared.
I tried everything, including the cmd "attrib -h -r...." one, but it tells me "access denied".
What should I do?
Should I delete the virus first?
and will the files get deleted as well if I deleted the virus?
Cuz the files are still there since the hard drive is still full and when I scan the files are there as well

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Feb 28, 2019 at 03:28 PM
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I tried it but the AutoRunExterminator did nothing, and then I tried the "cmd" thing, but it told me "Access denied".
So then I decided to Scan it with MalwareBytes, and it detected nothing???
I seriously don't know what to do anymore... I really need the files but nothing seems to work out
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Feb 28, 2019 at 07:12 PM
@eman-If I may: run with Admin privileges. Right click over the CMD and run as ADMIN!
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EmanGH Posts 2 Registration date Friday March 1, 2019 Status Member Last seen March 1, 2019 > Blocked Profile
Mar 1, 2019 at 10:53 AM


And may I ask how to remove the virus?? I scanned the Hard Drive with my Antivirus and MalwareBytes, but they didn't detect it. Then I used the File Shredder to delete the virus in the picture, but it said "Access Denied".
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Mar 1, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Once again run as administrator!
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EmanGH Posts 2 Registration date Friday March 1, 2019 Status Member Last seen March 1, 2019 > Blocked Profile
Mar 1, 2019 at 11:57 AM
I ran as administrator, but nothing changed.
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