How to remove recycler virus from my Drive [Solved/Closed]

ashugalande 2 Posts Tuesday January 3, 2012Registration date January 3, 2012 Last seen - Jan 3, 2012 at 02:37 AM - Latest reply:  sarath vaikom
- Dec 18, 2012 at 03:27 AM

My Wd My passport 1TB external hard disk is showing the following error when I try to open drive:

i m not able 2 see my all old data
only I can see 2 folders

1) Recycler
2) System Volume Information

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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bionik 4523 Posts Thursday August 19, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus August 3, 2016 Last seen - Jan 3, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Thank you

Try this 1.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:
Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"
Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your External
hard drive now.
This will remove the autorun.inf files from your External hard drive and also from
the drives.

Step 2:
Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.
Here I assume your External hard drive 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 : Replace the letter g with your External hard drive letter.
Now check for your files in 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!

Thank you, bionik 104

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thanks a lot bro.............
after the virus is removed, should I delete the $recycle.bin and recycler folder? or shoul I just leave them there?
jennyher31 2 Posts Wednesday December 12, 2012Registration date December 12, 2012 Last seen - Dec 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM
2.attrib -s -h /S /D

3.attrib -r /S /D

4.rd "system volume information" /S OR rd "RECYCLER" /S

5system volume information are you sure Y/N TYPE "Y"

6.then repeat 4 and steps use this!!!
access denied? until its word out COMPLETE?
Many Thanks Brother
ashugalande 2 Posts Tuesday January 3, 2012Registration date January 3, 2012 Last seen - Jan 3, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Thank you
Thank you
It works tnxs
Thank you
thanks a lot...worked good