I had to use my pendrive elsewhere and now even after running a virus scan it only has a shortcut, though I can see that all the files are there while running the virus scan. I've searched under hidden files too. I have files I need very urgently in it.
Thank you so very much it was such a relief to see all my files again. Thanks for the superb service you are giving "Not so savvy with tech" people.
(There was a report to be copied but when I clicked it said "No report")