need help. my external hard drive was corrupted. I can't open any folders on my files. All folders were converted to shortcut files. Every time I tried opening the files, error "cannot find recycler.exe file" prompts.
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Sounds like either there is a virus on your computer or that your hard drive is toast. You can try hard drive recovery tools such as Disk Digger for free. You can also try to repair the drive using HDat2 or Vivard from a bootable disk by taking the hard drive out of the enclosure and plugging it in directly to the motherboard.