Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Virus - USB files seen as shortcuts

Virus Problem and Solution


I caught a virus on my flash drive at work and it appears to have changed all my file names to short cuts. I believe I've cleaned the virus but how do i get my files back so that I can view them?


  • If you did not format your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in hidden mode.
  • Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.
  • Here I assume your pendrive as G:
  • Enter this command.
  • attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
  • Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.


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