Flashdrive changes to shortcut folder

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

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

6 responses

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

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.
Thanks a lot. I tried the 2nd step and it works fine. You really save my day!