My USB files will show up but not open up

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gabyisstruggling Posts 1 Registration date Friday September 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 19, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014 at 05:52 PM
Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Sep 20, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Awhile ago my laptop was slowly dying and i decided to transfer all my important folders into a Sandisk USB, the folders were within folders and when i open up the USB on my PC to use it and i try to open the folder i get a pop-up telling me "the drive or network connection that shortcut "folder.lnk refers to is unavailable..." Please explain to me how i can fix this? I can't get any of my stuff back from the old laptop because it has been completely wiped out and was resold. I know there is a solution out there for this.

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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,253
Sep 20, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Try this 1

Check if the files are not in hidden mode.

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

Here I assume your pendrive drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

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

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 your pen drive for the files.
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