640GB Samsung external hard disk in trouble [Solved/Closed]

- Nov 15, 2011 at 09:09 AM - Latest reply:  bhaskar
- Feb 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

My samsung S2 Portable 3 640GB external hard disk is showing the following error when I try to open a folder: "Windows cannot find 'G:\RECYCLER\e621ca05.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Please help me to solve the above mentioned issue as I have important files in my external hard disk. Thank you.
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- Nov 15, 2011 at 09:19 AM
Thank you
Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"


Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" -

This will remove the recycler from the drives.

Step 2:

For xp ,go to run and type

cmd and click ok

For vista and 7

Go to start and type


Now right click on it and select run as administrator

Now run this command

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

where g refers to your external hard drive letter

this should unhide your files

Make sure to run a full scan with


Thank you, Anonymous User 1

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Actually It did work had to scan with malwerebytes first then delete viruses then restart and after do the step 1 and step 2 and all files are appeared back
it did not work for me.. it says: acces denied :( I have a western digital external drive
Click on start button and type


Right click and select Run as administrator

and run the command
invalid switch
thank you very much it works
Thank you
I have a lacie extern hd 1.5tb. All my links became shortcuts all of a sudden with the message of that recycler thingie he couldn"t find.. did the cmd to unhide my files, plus the malware check. Things are good again:)

Many thx!