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Old 06-03-2011
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All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

My PC each folder has now turned into a shortcut in addition to I am not able to access the files that are situated within. Once I press the folder I just find a message stating 'The item 266986688.vbs that this shortcut refers to has been altered or moved...' as well as after that it asks if I would like to delete. On right-pressing the drives I am able to observe that the files are still there as well as they as well show up being scanned with Kaspersky Antivirus, however I am not able to access them in any other way. If somebody can assist me with a difficulty then please offer me any thoughts.
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

I had the variation of this issue, which was reason by the program CIEUHU.EXE. On the whole what it did was alter the entire folders on flash drive to shortcuts; however the drive still showed that it had data. The solve for this is comparatively simple for me as well as I hope it efforts for you. Through control Panel, you have to go to Folder Options and then choose VIEW after that choose Show hidden files plus folders as well as unmark Hide protected operating system files now press APPLY. Then open your folders in addition to it be supposed to display you the entire your folders hidden containing the virus. Delete the virus as well as the entire the shortcut folders that have no data in them. Generate fresh folders as well as duplicate the data from YOUR hidden folders into them. Once that is completed delete the old hidden folders.
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

you have to Enter task manager and then locate the program that is still running which will have the similar name as the one you just deleted off the hard drive after that right press it as well as choose open file position this be supposed to display you the virus position you have to delete it. then go to control panel, Folder alternatives choose view after that choose DO NOT display hidden files and folders as well as remark Hide protected operating system files after that Restart PC and go to task manager as well as make sure that the program is no longer running
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

From my opinion you have to open the drive from which you would like to recover the data. Assume it is occurred in pen drive after that open the pen drive in window. In address bar you just have to type G:\foldername where G is the drive name of pen drive in the present window as well as foldername is the name of folder which you would like to recover. When begin typing the name of folder after that an extension ".lnk "will come like G:\foldername.lnk. Here you have to type simply G:\foldername with no extension. Now you be able to observe you data as well as copy to your system plus after that format the pen drive. After that is no software for this.
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

you have to scan it with numerous virus programs as well as it did not locate much, even attempt the scan in safe mode. I as well have an exterior hard drive connected as well as that is too affected in this way. In addition while it inquires if you would like to delete, it means "Do you want to delete the shortcut". Since the shortcut no longer efforts, delete it. After that locate the file you would like to access as well as make a fresh shortcut by 'right-pressing' as well as choosing 'Send To': Desktop.
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

I'm facing the similar issue too. the entire my teaching power points are in the folder within the pen drive with no backup anywhere if the virus previously gone, can the folder which has been turn into shortcut can be saved? Once insert the infected thumb drive in a clear computer, automatically the computer will be tainted too. Since I have attempt inserting another thumb drive which i have not utilized in a long time into the computer i utilized to open the infected thumb drive. After that the second thumb drive as well displayed the similar symptoms whereby the entire the folders had altered into shortcut. Help.
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Re: All my folders have turned into shortcuts and I am not able to access files within

here attempt this one, first of all you have to choose the folder that you like to open, after that press on the address bar, and then attempt to remove the extension name like for instance " folder.link " make it like this " folder ", as well as hit enter, you may open your folder in addition to utilize your file again, every moment you utilize your file just perform again or grap a fresh thumb drive or format your old tumb drive as well as transfer your file there.
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