Why do folders on my memory card auto change into shortcuts?

September 20, 2013
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My memory card folders change into shortcuts. If I delete them and put any folders there again, they change again and the folders open as c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe .

  1. Susendeep D
    September 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

    It can be solved by following the instructions mentioned in the link below -

    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/access-data-external-drive-virus-turned-folders-turned-lnk-files/

  2. Prasad K
    September 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Due to virus only. Scan with antivirus your problem will solved.

  3. Oron J
    September 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I agree. It's a virus, and given the fact that it's a card, the simplest solution is to format it and start again. If the problem persists, scan your computer's hard disc with Malwarebytes (free from malwarebytes.org) and with your antivirus software.

  4. Hovsep A
    September 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    you can format the memory card and copy back. do the files are shortcut also on your desktop?

    • Luvuyo Zahela
      October 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      no only files on the memory card are shortcut

    • Hovsep A
      October 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      1. Go to control Panel, Folder Options -- select VIEW--- select Show hidden
      files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files  click APPLY
      2. go to your memory card  delete the virus and all the shortcut folders that have
      no data in them. create new folders (give the same name as your normal non infected hidden folders) and copy the data from YOUR hidden folders into them. once that is done delete the old hidden folders.
      3. enter task manager--- find the virus program that is still running which will
      have the same name as the one you just deleted off the memory card
      4. go back to control panel, Folder options select view- select DO
      NOT show hidden files and folders and recheck Hide protected operating system
      files.

  5. Saumyakanta S
    September 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    it is the sign of virus . Immediately scan your whole system and memory card for virus .

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