One of our readers reported this problem that whenever after he inserted the pen drive in the computer he found that all the files and folders that were present inside have been converted to the shortcut icons.
Cause of this problem is definitely some virus that was present in the computer. So to resolve this problem below are the steps to be followed.Steps:
1. It is for sure that the shortcuts have been created but what you don’t know is that the data is still present in the drive but in the hidden format.
2. To recover the data back, type this command in the command prompt.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*
where X is your USB drive letter.
3. After recovering back the data just scan your system with the Mbam Antimalware.
Let us know if it solved your problem.