in my hard drive the folders are like shortcu

June 11, 2011 at 08:07:32
Specs: Windows 7
The hard drive is usb type

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June 11, 2011 at 18:39:43
Sudheesh K.S,

Looks like the files got placed into hidden mode.

Click on Start, and open the Start Menu.

In the Start Menu search box area type cmd and press Enter.

Let's say your flash drive or SD card is e:

At the command prompt, copy/paste the following:

attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*

(Replace the letter e with your flash drive letter)

Press: Enter

Let us know if it worked.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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August 12, 2011 at 12:33:42
Hey Sudheesh! I had the same problem too. Actually, your hard drive is not infected. Your operating system is infected with a malware. You just have too re-install Windows 7 or any other operating system you want. Then in that operating system also you'll see the shortcut folders. Delete Them. On the Menu Bar, go to Tools-->Folder Options...-->View. Click on 'Show hidden files, folders and drives' and on 'Hide protected operating system files.' A Warning dialog box will pop up. Click on yes. Then you'll see all your folders (NOT shortcuts) permanently hidden. You'll just have to make new folders, move all files from your permanent folder to the new folders you've created and then delete the permanently hidden folders. Unplug and then again plug-in your drive. You'll not be able to see any of the shortcuts. All your files are back in normal folders. Enjoy!!

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