640GB Samsung external hard disk in trouble

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


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.

2 replies

Anonymous User
Nov 15, 2011 at 09:19 AM
Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-autorun-exterminator/

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

cmd

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

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/
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Sundar7701
Manage to solve using your method.
To those out there this is the right method to solve this issue.
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Anonymous User
Nov 19, 2011 at 10:15 AM
Thanks for the feedback
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Did not work for me ;/
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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
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it did not work for me.. it says: acces denied :( I have a western digital external drive
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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!
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