Please help me I stored the backup of my all important data in a pen drive. Yesterday when I was trying to open my file. I was shocked because my data in it turned into shortcuts. Actually, I saved my files the same names but the used space shows 0 bytes. I know the files are still there but I don’t know how to convert shortcut files into original files without destroying the file quality? Anyone can suggest me the best way to resolve this issues.
Don’t worry It is a common issue. It happened most of the users. I will tell you the solution how to recover shortcut files in a desktop. Firstly you should try CMD. I know it is the little bit complicated. I will tell you whole process step by step. You Just follow these Steps and convert shortcut file into an original file in windows 10.
1. Go run by pressing Win key+R
2. Write CMD to Enter command prompt
3. Hit Command Prompt (Admin). The CMD will open.
4. Type the pen drive letter, E.g. > F: and Hit Enter.
5. Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.*, hit Enter and hold for a few of seconds.
6. Now check the pen drive, and your files would be retrieved.
I tried CMD but I did not get success to convert shortcut file into original in windows 10. I want my whole data back please help me and suggest me a better solution to fix folders turned into shortcuts.
If you did not turn your files into original by using CMD. Then, you can try another method. Most of the time users hide their data and after sometimes they forget about their hidden data. It is also a possible reason to turned original files into shortcuts. Try these methods and recover shortcuts files in the hard drive. View hidden files to open shortcut files 1. Go to the start menu then, type Control Panel. 2. Hit on Appearance and Personalisation. 3. Choose File Explorer Options, and then, choose Show hidden files and folders. 4. Select the View tab. 5. Under Advanced settings, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then, click OK button.
As we know the root cause of shortcut files is virus. It is the main reason to turned files shortcut due to virus attack. So you can download anti-virus and run an anti-virus scan program to kill the virus. It is the best way to convert shortcut files into the original file in the desktop. It is also a free software. If you still can’t access your data then you can try third-party professional software.
I tried these methods but I did not turn shortcut data into the original. Please tell me about third-party software and It full working process. I don’t care about the money. Now my data is more important than money.