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Windows 7: lnk. Problems (Tried a number of things and haven't worked yet)

18 Jun 2015   #1
MakaveliSkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
lnk. Problems (Tried a number of things and haven't worked yet)

Well firstly I'll start by saying: Hiya! To everyone, I am new in this community and hope you guys may be able to help me on an issue I've had..
Back in 2011 I had a desktop PC (an eMachine), Unfortunately it died, I was able to recover the Hard-Drive though, I have a lot of family pics and videos as well music that I DO NOT want to lose, I bought a 3.5 Hard Drive enclosure and installed it.
While I had problems with the ownership of the disk and other type of permission issues (Which isn't a problem anymore, I fixed that) however, Now that I do have access to the hard drive whenever I try to get into a folder or put in a path (Example: F:\Documents and Settings\user ___\) It'll give me a message as: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. (and you know the rest), I tried different types of fixes such as:the fix manager error and other things I actually found on this forum and have had no luck, I need you guys' knowledge, these files are really important for me. I would appreciate it a lot.
Lastly, Thanks so much for taking your time in checking my thread and attempting to help. Much Love fellas.


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18 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does it stop you from browsing further in? Why not copy your pics, videos and music to another folder and delete the unnecessary user folders?
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18 Jun 2015   #3
MakaveliSkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I am sorry GokAy,

Sorry for the lack of information on the issue, Here's a picture.


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18 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, there are two considerations:
1- Possible Virus infection. Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-malware (download the free version but start the premium trial)
2- http://www.thewindowsclub.com/files-folders-in-usb-turn-into-shortcuts

I will ask an expert to look into your case.
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18 Jun 2015   #5
MakaveliSkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks!

Thanks a lot for replying to me and thanks a lot for helping me out
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18 Jun 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
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I will ask an expert to look into your case.
I am not that expert :-)


MakaveliSkar,
What operating system was on the computer that died?
I'm wondering if the documents.lnk was a hard link.

Can you provide a screenshot of Windows Explorer with the F drive selected in the left (navigation) pane and the contents of that drive in Explorer's right pane?
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18 Jun 2015   #7
MakaveliSkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The old PC that had this HDD where I am trying to recover the files from was from a windowsXP OS.
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19 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, try this:

Run cmd as admin (Start Menu search for "cmd" and right click - "Run as Administrator"
enter the following command, replace h:\ with the drive letter of your USB drive. Copy paste it (in cmd window right click empty space and select paste):
attrib -h -r -s /s /d h:\*.*

If you start seeing your files, don't copy or open them, first run a virus scan, then scan with Malwarebytes.
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19 Jun 2015   #9
MakaveliSkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yesterday I ran a virus scan with Avast Premier 2015 and it turned out to have a number of viruses (The HDD where I am having the lnk issues), I removed all viruses already, I also tried that command yesterday through the link you sent me. It still doesn't work :/ I really appreciate your help let me say that as well and anybody's help. Is there anything else we may try? Either way I will do that option again. Command solution then run a scan.
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19 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get this while it is free offer at the moment (1 day remaining) MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal 7 (100% Discount)
We might use it (I am not sure if it will help, but nice to have nevertheless) if it turns into a data recovery scenario.

Also copy paste and write by hand that command in case typos and such.
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