Problem ecountered in my external hard drive! please help :(?

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lessien07 Posts 1 Registration date Friday March 8, 2013 Status Member Last seen March 8, 2013 - Mar 8, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Mar 12, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Hello,
please help me!
im NOT GREAT with computer stuffs at all but i will explain it with all i can

So my friend borrowed my hard drive and she said that she just copied movies from it then gave it back to me
when i used it when i get back home, my hard drive is showing in the "computer"
"29.7 gb free of 465 gb" is also being showed up near its icon
the problem is when i am opening my hard drive!
i cannot find anything! all my folders are gone except for one icon
it says " My Passport GoFLex Drive (466GB)" and is a shortcut icon! (my ext. hard drive name is "my passport")

please help me!
everything important is here on my hard drive and i need them so bad!


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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Mar 12, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Hi lessien07,

This issue might have happened because of virus. There is a common problem with external drives, such as a Hard Drive or a Pen Drive, the files turning into shortcuts or files attribute changing to hidden. There is a possibility your external Hard Drive is facing one of such issues. Please check the below mentioned link to find the fix for these issue:

https://ccm.net/faq/11225-files-on-external-drive-changed-to-shortcuts

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