Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to fix Flash/External/Hard Drives where files and folders have turned to shortcuts

How to recover files that turned into shortcuts or being hidden caused by virus? Well no need to panic, just follow these steps and you would able to recover it.

How to recover files that turned into shortcuts or being hidden caused by virus?
Well no need to panic, just follow these steps and you would able to recover it.





  • Make sure that your PC folder options were not hidden. 
  • Insert the infected USB
  • Now Select Run (winkey+r) and type cmd












  • For example, I assumed your pen-drive is G:












  • Now Enter the command below
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* 
 Note: Replace the letter g with your pen-drive. 



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