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All the folders in external hdd has become shortcut. i deleted the virus. I tried to run the "attrib" command in cmd but of no use. it says access denied. please help me as i have vital data in it. please.

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Hello,

They are some folders like "System Volume Information",$recycle.bin where the

user don't have access to it.

For such folders "Access Denied" message will appear. So don't worry about it.

Enter that command, wait for a while until the process get completed and then

make sure that your files are removed from hidden mode.

OR

Try this 1

Click on Start --> In search box, type control folders and press Enter.

[If you are using Windows XP then type control folders in Run and press Enter]

"Folder Options" will be opened. Click on the "View" tab.

Now select the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives" and uncheck the

check box "Hide protected operating system files" --> Click on "OK" button.

Now look for your files in your external drive.

Later undo the changes you have made by once again going to "Folder Options"

--> Click on "View" tab and click on "Restore Defaults" button --> Click on "OK".

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I am still not able to see my folders i am seeing the same $RECYCLE.BIN but not able to find any folders inside and also i am getting the same error message when i try the command. not
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Hello Nirmal,
Try this 1
You can try the second step given in the above link. Just follow the instructions given after OR.
Another alternate method to see your files is using an application FreeCommander
Click on the below link and download the file
https://freecommander.com/fc_setup_.zip
Install it --> Open the FreeCommander --> Select your Drive and it will show all the hidden files if exists.
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I have tried step 2 and still the folders does not show up. i also installed the application and still it just shown the $RECYCLE.BIN folder. btw none of the folders were hidden on the hard drive.
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When i open the $ RECYCLE.BIN folder it has 3 folders with something like these names.

S-1-5-21-1313596285-1084954077-2483137305-1001
S-1-5-21-3567637-1906459281-1427260136-1639444
S-1-5-21-1137705206-3442216631-1770580935-1000
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Hello,
$RECYCLE.BIN folder exists in all your drives and it does occupies some space. Let me know the size of your $RECYCLE.BIN.
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The size of the folder is 16.3 GB
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Hello,
Does only the desktop.ini file appears inside the -1-5-21-1313596285-1084954077-2483137305-1001 . Check with the FreeCommander. Let me know the process you have followed in deleting the virus.
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Hello,

Yes only the desktop.ini file appears in the -1-5-21-1313596285-1084954077-2483137305-1001. I just ran the AutorunExterminator and also ran a full scan using the malware but did not find any virus.
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Hello,
Try this 1
Don't make any changes to that partition by adding any files\folders.
Click on the below link and download the application
http://download.piriform.com/rcsetup144.exe
Install it --> Open the application --> Click on "Next" --> Select the option "Other" --> Now select "In a specific location" --> Select your drive from the drop-down menu --> Click on Start.
Recover the files and save it to another location --> If you find the missing files in that recovered list then perform "Deep Scan".
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I tried this and none of the missing files showed up.
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Hello,

Below are the steps i followed.

Step 1:

Downloaded and ran "AutorunExterminator"


Step 2:

ran command

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

got access denied error.

Step 3:

Downloaded malware and ran no virusus found.

Step 4:

selected the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives" and uncheck the

check box "Hide protected operating system files".

Step 5:

Downloaded FreeCommander still could not see the missing files.

Step 6:

Tried Recuva and still cound not find the missing files.

The $RECYCLE.BIN folder properties shows 16.3 GB and 774 Files, 39 Folders but can find only 3 folders and nothing inside the folders.There is one folder which had the pics and that folder is not showing up.
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Hello,
Try this 1
Copy the recycle folder to another location and check if you are able to view the files. While the copying process is going on check if you see your files with names.
Good Luck