Shortcut virus from a usb drive- How to remove easily.

Shortcut Virus: A critical problem happens when your pen drive’s all file become only a shortcut though the file was important one. Today I’ll show you how to get back your lost file and delete shortcut virus.

In this article, we will perform a “shortcut virus remover cmd” command and delete Shortcut Virus to Regain Lost Our Files. This video can help you-


It starts basically when we browse another computer to transfer some data or files throuth a pen-drive or USB drive. We get our files as a “Shortcut”, nothing more.

Very disappointing to see our files and folders are gone some where, Only there are some shortcut files or folders remeins there.

Cause:-  A virus most famous as “Shortcut Virus”. Just you have to do is to delete this virus and have to regain your files with some easy steps.

Step 1:- Insert your affected Pen-Drive into the computer.

First, you have to know the drive letter of your pen drive by inserting it into your computer. It may very with another computer. When you will insert your pen drive into the computer you can see the drive letter in the “Removable Disks” area in the picture below. Insert your pen drive into the computer.

shortcut virus

After inserting your removable device into your Laptop or Desktop, please go to “This PC” on windows 10, or “My Computer” on earlier versions of windows.

Here, your main task now is finding the “Removable Drive Letter”. You can see the Drive Latter like below. You should have to remember it till the last of this tutorial.

shortcut virus-drive latter

Here “E” is my removable drive latter. Your removable drive may have another latter, whatever it is, please remember it.

Step 2:- Opening “Command Prompt” by Run Command.

Run command can be opened by pressing “Windows Logo Key + R” from your keyboard. Once you opened “Run” type this code in it: “CMD” and press enter button.

shortcut virus-cmd opening

After that “Command Prompt” wizard will appear on your desktop. Now it is time to put some code in command prompt.

Step 3:- Typing the main code of the shortcut virus in the command prompt

shortcut virus-cmd code insertion

After opening command prompt you have to write a code carefully in it. The code is:


You have to change the (Drive Word) as your drive latter we mentioned earlier. Something looks like this:


Here “E” is your drive latter; Change this latter exactly as it of your pen drive (Maybe your removable drive latter is D, E, F, G, H, I, J, etc.). After typing this code press enter on your keyboard.

Step 4:- Copping the main files or folders you lost.

After pressing enter button “Open Your Pen Drive” and you can see your lost files and folders along with the shortcut files and folders.

shortcut virus-copy your files

Immediately Copy Your Real Files and Folders From Pen Drive Into Your Computer. After copying files and folders “Format” your pen drive.

That’s It. Enjoy your shortcut virus free pen drive again. For more post about removable drive, please visit our “Pendrive” category.

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