External Hard drive trouble

Jordan508 - Dec 1, 2011 at 03:15 PM
 Anonymous User - Dec 1, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Hello, i have 2 external hard drives that work fine on one of my laptops but i try to use them on my other and it comes up as normal shows my hard drive name and when i go into it....they file names are there for my files but it only shows it as a copy? witch each file only being 1kb....but the proporties show the correct amount of space used on hard drive but it dont do this on my other lap top they both run off windows 7 and works fine on my one lap top.....any help would be great!


2 responses

it actualy shows as a SHORTCUT for some reason? and wont let me get into any of the files
Anonymous User
Dec 1, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"


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

This will remove the recycler from the drives.

Make sure to run a full scan with


Run a full scan remove infections

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

Files should appear as normal