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Did you ever faced issue when accessing memory card or pendrive images ?
Few days ago, I found my SD card images are changed to Shortcut files. I am not able to copy or recover from it.
So, I just followed below steps.
Goto CMD->attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*
where X is your pendrive/sd card drive
if your sd card drive is H. then
Goto CMD & type attrib -h -r -s /s /d H:\*.*
now click enter. it may takes some times and check now.
But do not close this cmd window. If you close, then all the images again changes to shortcut files.
If you need any further assistance, Please comment below to get in touch.