How can I access data on an external drive after a virus turned folders into .LNK files?

Davie April 10, 2012

Some of the folders on my external drive changed into .lnk files, pointing to “puibuu.src”. The memory details of my drive say that all data is still present on it, but I can’t access it.

For example the “photo” folder in my drive is now a shortcut to “puibuu.src”

What do I do to recover my data? Thanks.

  1. Indronil Mondal
    April 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

    browse it through a live cd back it up format the drive and put the stuffs back problem will be solved

  2. Asdf
    April 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    stop browsing weird porn sites idiot

    April 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hello, this question has been asked many times in the past.  You could try fixing the association like suggested before, but before you do that make sure to scan your drive for viruses/malware.  You can use superantispyware and malwarebytes for that.

  4. ha14
    April 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    you have file association problems.
    you can try the following from winhelponline

    you can also scan your hard drive with clamwin portable antivirus.