Folders in external HD changed to shortcuts.

February 25, 2011 at 16:30:56
Specs: Windows Vista
Data folders in external HD changed to shortcuts. The icons show arrow mark in it. On clicking on properties I see following:
In General menu:
Type of file-shortcut(.lnk)
Description-windows command processor

In shorcut menu:
Target type-Application
Target location-system 32

Please help me retrieve all my folders.

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March 17, 2011 at 18:35:48
There is a few steps you need to do:

1. Go to to Folder Options or Folder Options and Search(win7) ,then View,and uncheck "Hide protecting operating system files"
2. You will have two types of Folders (Shortcut and Original Files), copy and save your original folders to uncorrupted hard disk
3. Remove all your folder shortcut and and delete the virus

That is said
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April 24, 2011 at 01:11:40
Thanks a lot saved help me and i recover all my data.


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April 27, 2011 at 14:09:08
I had the exact same problem and you just helped me solve it, thanks a bunch

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May 26, 2011 at 04:16:09
Hello !
I have tried that it worked but there are two things happened
1. All folder were there except for One folder i didn't find
2.I copied them to my laptop scan them, scan my hard disk format it too but folders are not normal as in they don't show grey colored if i click on hide files they disappear
after all this useless explication I want to ask how to make my files normal files again ??
Please help me !

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September 25, 2011 at 10:44:12
i tried this but nothing changed original folders doesnt appear what can i DO .... helpp plzzzzzzzzz?????

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