Flashdrive changes to shortcut folder

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kay - Updated on Dec 19, 2018 at 09:14 AM
 jose - Mar 9, 2018 at 10:23 AM
Hello,

My folder in flash drive changes to shortcut folder. Is it happening because of any virus?

Please help.

System Configuration: Windows XP / Internet Explorer 8.0

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 at 09:18 AM
Hello,

If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:
  • 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:

Note: Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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EXACT
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Thanks a lot. I tried the 2nd step and it works fine. You really save my day!
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My goodness, it worked!!!! I now wished I didn't format my prevous flash drive. Thank you
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thanks a lot 2nd step worked
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Thanks..man 2nd step..it really worked!
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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??
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Nov 2, 2010 at 03:43 PM
Hello,
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.
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ohhhhhhhhh man I don't know how to thnk you
i have windows 7 ... you saved me thnks...
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thankkkkkkkk youuu to u.. u save my pendrive and data
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thanks a lot bro.......
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It worked... you saved my day. Thanks alot :)
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oh.its worked ,,thank dear...
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Thank u very much. It works
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thank you so much it works
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thanks - your're a lifesave
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when I do the steps always acess denied
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Dec 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM
Hello,
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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