[Tech] All Folders on Flash Drive Turned into Shortcuts? (How To Solve It)
Has it ever happened to you that all your saved files and folders on a pen drive turn into a shortcut weighing 2kb in size no matter how big a file is.
Well, seems like your PC has a malware and needs a powerful anti malware and anti virus.
But the damage has been done.
So, do you lose all your important files? well, if you haven’t formatter your device, there is still some hope. If you are able to see the used space as it was before getting infected. It still has your files saved.
And here is what you need to do.
Press the Windows key + R to start a Run command. then type cmd and press Enter.
Now type the following command
attrib _h _r _s ?s ?d i:\*.*
Important: The last letter would be your Flash Drive, in my case it’s I.
Hit Enter and go back to your Flash Drive folder, you would be able to see the original folders.
Now you can delete the shortcuts and scan your Computer again using one of the Free Anti Virus On Your PC.