Virus in external drive

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johros
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- May 13, 2016 at 02:07 AM
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- May 13, 2016 at 02:47 AM
My external hard drive has a virus which has caused all files to show as short cuts. How can I solve this issue?

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R2D2_WD
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May 13, 2016 at 02:47 AM
Hi Johros,

I would recommend you to open the Command Prompt and write the following command:
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* where you must replace g with your hard drive’s drive letter. Check again if the files have appeared correctly. If they have, I strongly recommend you to back them up and format the hard drive. Update your anti virus software and do a complete scan. Check the link below for some additional suggestions:
https://ccm.net/forum/affich-474271-files-on-external-drive-changed-to-shortcuts

Hope this helps

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