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How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by cliqtips: 10:53am On Oct 22, 2018
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Nobody: 11:33am On Oct 22, 2018
At the mention of SMADAV anti-virus.


Every shortcut virus must die.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by cliqtips: 11:44am On Oct 22, 2018
TarOrfeek:
At the mention of SMADAV anti-virus.


Every shortcut virus must die.
Thank you, ive downloaded that but it doesnt seems to work.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Nobody: 11:56am On Oct 22, 2018
cliqtips:

Thank you, ive downloaded that but it doesnt seems to work.


You're not using it properly.
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by cliqtips: 12:18pm On Oct 22, 2018
TarOrfeek:



You're not using it properly.
oh really ?

Let me try using it again.
Though, I've tried on a different machines but to no avail.
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by jerflakes(m): 6:55pm On Oct 22, 2018
cliqtips:
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.

Click on the shortcuts, your files are inside them

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by kunzyomi(m): 5:47am On Oct 26, 2018
1. Go to "my computer" or any other folder you previously had files

2. In the search bar, type "." ie full stop

Wait for it

All ur files should start popping up

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Trust2001(m): 6:47pm On Oct 26, 2018
download usb fix and boom your problem is solved

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Bossontop(m): 6:56am On Oct 27, 2018
kunzyomi:
1. Go to "my computer" or any other folder you previously had files

2. In the search bar, type "." ie full stop

Wait for it

All ur files should start popping up
Do wat dis guy said and you'll get your files back

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Offpoint: 6:56am On Oct 27, 2018
Forget it, anti virus won't solve it...
try my method...

Format the flash drive and then search for a good file restoring soft from Google and install on your system, then restore the deleted files on your flash.


You'll be good

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by joeyswift(m): 6:58am On Oct 27, 2018
Use smadav,if smadav doesn't work then there must be a zombie carrying buhari virus around.delete it

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by OsuMustGo: 6:59am On Oct 27, 2018
kunzyomi:
1. Go to "my computer" or any other folder you previously had files

2. In the search bar, type "." ie full stop

Wait for it

All ur files should start popping up
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Gratefulheart01(m): 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
cliqtips:
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.
There is a cmdos command you can use.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Nobody: 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
That's why I advise people to stop taking short cuts undecided
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by sotall(m): 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
Ok
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by aystunt: 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
Open the hard drive with winrar.. And copy your document out

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by inoki247: 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
Format the Drive and after that Get a cracked Esus File Data recovery I guess that will work
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by yoddy(m): 7:02am On Oct 27, 2018
cliqtips:
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.

Your files are still there, they are just hidden and designated as system files.

Ask google to show u how to unhide files.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by talktrue1(m): 7:03am On Oct 27, 2018
Type this command below in cmd prompt and press enter

“attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*” 

Where e is your flash drive.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by icn121: 7:05am On Oct 27, 2018
With the aid of an external connector, connect it to a system that has a Smadav antivirus installed on it.
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by PietraK(m): 7:05am On Oct 27, 2018
Open the flash drive

Go to the address bar and type each folder directory and click enter

It will display all the files

e.g D:\mysite\images
C:\Python27\Doc

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by yusufobinna1(m): 7:06am On Oct 27, 2018
There is a command prompt you can use. Once u use it it will bring back your original file

Use this

Now type: attrib g:*.* /d /s -h -r -s . (Replace g: with the drive name of your drive)

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by cassidy1996(m): 7:07am On Oct 27, 2018
aystunt:
Open the hard drive with winrar.. And copy your document out
this will work perfect, i use it all the time. i trust winrar, him go show everything inside any drive

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Viking007(m): 7:08am On Oct 27, 2018
Bossontop:

Do wat dis guy said and you'll get your files back
What if the hard drive crashed? Is there anyway I can retrieve my files? Lord knows I can do anything to get the files in my old hard drive. sad
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by Babaisaac(m): 7:08am On Oct 27, 2018
cliqtips:
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.
It's very easy to get back your file follow this steps.
Normally nothing happened to your file it's just their attributes that was permanently set as hidden.

Here's how to display hidden files and folders.


Windows 10


In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results.
Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

Windows 8.1

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then select Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then select Search).
Type folder in the search box, then select Folder Options from the search results.
Select the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

Windows 7

Select the Start button, then select Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.
Select Folder Options, then select the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.


Also enable all option to display operating system and all hidden files

Now you will see all your files again.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by temmyt20(m): 7:09am On Oct 27, 2018
cliqtips:
Hello NL,
Good morning.

Please can anyone assist me on how to retrieve my files on a hard drive infected with the shortcut virus on it.
This virus turned all the files on the hard drive to shortcut.

Thank you in advance.
How to remove shortcut virus from USB drive

Press win+R it will open run window.

Enter cmd and press ok.

In command window type attrib and hit enter.

Now type “attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*” and hit enter. ( Or copy the code in colons)(Replace 'e' by the drive label from which you want to remove virus)

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by mknigeriagreat: 7:09am On Oct 27, 2018
All these are just stress. All you need to do is resolve it with cmd. The writer up gave you the way out. That's it.

When you done copy those files to another folder on your laptop then format that flash drive and mind where you plug it next time.
Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by dadamuyiwa: 7:10am On Oct 27, 2018
If you are using Win7 upward...

-Insert your drive
-double click on My Computer or Open any Folder
-Click on "Organize" on the left hand top corner.
-Click on "Folder Option"
-Click on "View".
-Check " Show hidden files,folder and drives"
-Unchecked "Hide empty drives in computer folder"
-Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"
-then, click on OK.

Open the drive and you see all your files. Copy them out and create another folder to put them and unhide them if you like.

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Re: How Do I Retrieve Files From Hard Drive Infected With Shortcut Virus? by benjola2222(m): 7:10am On Oct 27, 2018
It’s very easy on a MacBook. Connect to a MacBook & choose duplicate, you will see them in the duplicated copy.

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