4 Ways to Fix Files and Folders Turned into Shortcuts


Files and folders turned into shortcuts! What should we do?
Method 1. Show Hidden Files to Convert Shortcut File to Original File
Step 1. Select the Start button, and then select Control Panel.
Step 2. Click on Appearance and Personalisation.
Step 3. Select File Explorer Options, and then select Show hidden files and folders.
Step 4. Choose View tab.
Step 5. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK button.

Method 2. Recover Files after Virus Attack by Using CMD
Step 1. Connect your SD card or USB drive to computer.
Step 2. Go to the start menu, type in "cmd" in a search bar and press OK button to continue.
Step 3. Then, right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator, and click Yes button in the pop-up window.
Step 4. Type this command "attrib -h -r -s /s /d drive letter:\*.*", for example, "attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.*", and press Enter button.
Step 5. Type "exit" command and press Enter button.

Method 3: Download and Run Anti-virus Scan Program to Kill Virus

Method 4. Recover Data and Format Drive to Convert Shortcut File into Original File
Step 1. Recover Files after Virus Attack with Ease
To recover lost photos as well as videos from SD card or USB drive after virus attack, you can try using MiniTool Photo Recovery.
Step 2. Format SD Card or USB Drive Whose Files and Folders Become Shortcuts

As we know, formatting will delete all data on this drive, thus the virus and the issue are gone as well. Therefore, you can try formatting your device to fix the files and folders become shortcuts issue. But, how to format drive to remove all the virus?

MiniTool Partition Wizard, a piece of free and professional partition management software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., is recommended here.

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Created by Baojin Lee 1 year 1 week ago – Made popular 1 year 5 days ago
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