All the folder in my pendrive become shortcut

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Saturday May 25, 2013
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May 26, 2013
 prasad -

all the folders in my pen drive becomes shortcut, even if I downloaded this anti-malware from this link:

something is not allowing it to launch... please help

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Sunday June 6, 2010
Last seen
July 16, 2020


Try this 1

Follow all the steps given below

1) Disable the "Autoplay" feature. Click on the below link "Disable Autoplay",

and download the file --> Double-click on it and follow the instructions.

Disable Autoplay

2) Disable the "Autorun.inf". Click on the below link and follow the instructions.

First backup your registry. Click on Start --> Run --> Type regedt32 and press

Enter. "Registry Editor" will be opened.

( If you are using Windows 7, Start --> In search bar--> Type regedt32 and press


Now backup your registry by going to "File --> Export" --> Save the file with any

name in your desired location.

Copy the text starting from "REGEDIT4" upto @="@SYS:DoesNotExist"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]      

Open a "Notepad" --> Paste it --> Save the file as fix.reg

Note: Don't forget the extension "reg"

Now double-click on the fix.reg file and then click on "Yes" to merge it,

[Note : After following the above instructions, whenever you place any autoplay

CD\DVD all you have to do is go to "My Computer" --> Open the CD\DVD drive

--> You have to double-click on the setup file.]

3) Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your Pen drive

now. This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives and and also from your

Pen drive.

[Note : AutorunExterminator need Dot Net Framework. If its not installed in

your laptop then click on the below hyperlink ".NET Framework" and download it

.NET Framework

4) Click on "Start" -->Run --> Type cmd and press Enter.

[If you are using "Windows 7" then click on Start --> In search box, type cmd.

When the cmd appears in the search list, right-click on it and select "Run as


"Command Prompt" will be opened. Now enter the below command.

Here I assume your pen drive letter 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 pen drive letter.

Now check for your files in Pen Drive.

5) Download the applications from the below hyperlinks.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Run the rkill which will terminate the malicious processes. Wait for the process to

get completed. Then, install the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free", update it and

perform "Full Scan".

Good Luck.
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thanks for your suggestion it is very useful and avoided my tension -
hello sir, my pendrive folder and files always in schortcut format only.what can I do sir.plz help me
thanks your a life saver. saved 1tb of my work..
Thanks.. it worked..
that final anti malware does the required job. then what was the use of the above procedure like that cmd promt ?
just try using this method with my kingston pendrive...really work...thank a millon, able to save important file.
thank you bro 100% safe and working