Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Remove the pen drive virus which turns folders to shortcuts

Have you encountered a problem in which all the content of your pen drive has been replaced by merely some shortcut icons? Then beware, your pen drive has been infected by virus. But still you can recover all your content (Thanks to command prompt). Here is the procedure: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:\*.* ” without quotes

Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.

Now check for your files in Pen Drive.