Files turned into shorcuts in external drive

lyapa - May 16, 2011 at 12:06 PM
 lyapa - May 23, 2011 at 04:07 AM
I have a seagate external drive which i was using on my mac and got movies and music on it, about 200GB of 320GB. Now am using a toshiba laptop and all i see is shortcut icons to my imovies and itunes, on properties it shows only about 100GB free meaning the stuff is still on my HDD. Can someone help me recover or help me to find a way to assess to my folders. thanks


1 response

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
May 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Try this 1.

Step 1:

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

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your external drive

now. This will remove the autorun.inf files.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" --> In search box, type cmd and press Enter.

"Command Prompt" will be opened.

Here I assume your external 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 external drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in your external 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.
Thanx alot it now showing all the files now is autorun a virus,malware?
Thanx alot i can now see all my files it was great!!!!