Solved Folder in WD elements USB HDD turn into Shortcuts

May 4, 2015 at 19:01:42
Specs: Windows 7
Hi!
I saved some photos/folders in my WD elements hardrive and now I cant open it. The command said:
Windows cannot find ' H:/RECYCLER/8f45ece.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
The folder has turned into shortcut.

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#1
May 4, 2015 at 19:24:35
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See this - it might help:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/files...
EDIT: Ignore the optimizer link - just use the information only.

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#2
May 4, 2015 at 21:53:49
I'm wondering why it's trying to access the recycle bin folder--recycler--for that. Also the file, 8f45ece.exe, is an executable file and not something containing pictures or videos. Googling that file name indicates it's either associated with something called 'filezilla' or it's a virus--backdoor.win32.ruskill.vdg.

The fact is was in the recycle bin may mean previous virus scans have gotten rid of it but your files are still missing. In addition to Derek's link you might check the discussion here and the links in my # 3:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#3
May 5, 2015 at 07:12:36
Let us know how you get on. If you can't fix the issue it might be worth a quick malware scan with some selected freebies.

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#4
May 5, 2015 at 07:29:05
Hi Derek,

You are fantastic. I followed your instruction and it works. The H drive of my WD Elements now has two of the same folders. The normal folder which I could now open and on top of that the shortcut folder (same folder name) is still there which I just ignore.
Many thanks!
Regards,
Cocoa Yew

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#5
May 5, 2015 at 09:45:26
Good to hear and thanks for popping back to let us know.

Keep an eye on how the computer is behaving, particularly for undue slowness or a lot of popup adverts. It's just that it could have been due to malware so if you have any doubts pop back and we'll go through a few checks.

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