External hard disk unable to open my files

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Shem - Feb 18, 2016 at 01:05 AM
Computertech Posts 3569 Registration date Friday February 6, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 18, 2016 - Feb 18, 2016 at 02:27 AM
Hello,

I've got an external hard drive and just last night I inserted it to my school lab desktop and when ejecting out and plugging it into another desktop and you know what, there it appears on my external hard disk shortcut folders. Even the folders that contain my files was indicated as a shortcuts and I am now unable to open my files. Any help!



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Computertech Posts 3569 Registration date Friday February 6, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 18, 2016 899
Feb 18, 2016 at 02:27 AM
Thought that your school pc have virus which transferred to your external disk.

Try this 1:

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

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

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-autorun-exterminator/

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your External

hard drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your External hard drive and also from

the drives.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your External hard drive 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 External hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Drive.

Step 3:

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

Good Luck.
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