How to Solve Folders Showing as Shortcuts in Pen Drive Due to Virus: Step by Step

Posted by Free Files 365 on: 7 Oct 2018

Sometimes our Pen drive shows empty even if data exist. The computer shows that pen drive uses spaces but it doesn't show the files or folders. In this post, I will try to show you the process to recover those hidden files or folders that not showing due to the virus.

Removable media like flash drive, memory card, external hard disk are the essential computer accessories and common device to transfer data from one computer to another. But sometimes, when we connect our USB to a computer, It appears that all the files are missing from the drive and it only showing just some folder's shortcuts or sometimes drive show empty even when data exists. When we are in haste, this problem causes a lot of trouble. All the files and folders in the pen drive are just shown as shortcuts and not accessible. This problem is caused by a virus called Shortcut Virus. In this post, we will discuss and guide you on how to easily remove shortcut virus from your removable drive without losing your important data.


Folder became Shortcut in USb drive
Folder showing as a shortcut in a USB drive

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