External hard drive shows all files as short cut

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Hi there. I have a problem with my laptop, When I plug my external had drive, it shows all files as short cut, and I don't know how to recover my files. And I am using windows 8 32 bit. Please help me to recover my files.

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Hello,

Try this 1

Go to your "Desktop" --> Hold the "Windows Key" and press the "R" key.

"Run" window will appear. Type cmd and press Enter. "Command Prompt"

will appear. Here I assume your external drive letter as F.

Now connect your external hard drive and enter the below commands.

attrib -h -r -s f:\autorun.inf --> Press Enter.

del f:\autorun.inf --> Press Enter.

This will delete the autorun.inf file from your external drive.

Now to see your hidden files, enter the below command

attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.* --> Press Enter.

start f: --> Press Enter. This will open your external drive. Now look for your

files.

Later scan your PC using the Malware's Antimalware. Click on the below link

https://ccm.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes

Update it and perform deep scan.

Good Luck