How to Recover Files Infected by Shortcut Virus in USB Pen drive




                        
It can happen to anyone,You save your important data to your USB drive or external hard drive. After some time, you find that you cannot access your data! When you check the file names, the file name is same as you saved earlier. However, the icon suggests that it’s actually a shortcut.Yes, just a shortcut to the file, not the actual data file as you had stored on your USB drive. That means your USB drive has been affected by shortcut virus.Also see How to recover files hidden by virus in a pendrive.

How to recover your files :-

1)Goto START Menu in Windows 7/8. Enter CMD/command prompt in search box and hit Enter. This would open up command prompt. 



2)Now go to the drive you want to work on. e.g. If you want to work on e: drive the type e: and press enter. 


3)Once you are in command prompt, type in below command :
attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*
(replace f with your drive's name)

Note: Copy pasting the commands from webpage may not be correct in some cases. If you want to copy paste, then do it on a notepad first and then check if it’s correct. Edit it on notepad if required and then copy paste it on the command prompt.

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