One Folder on External Drive Isn't Accessible [Solved/Closed]

sanjay - Feb 1, 2009 at 11:24 PM - Latest reply:  Manish Aggarwal
- Jun 25, 2017 at 01:26 AM
Hello,
my external hardisk's one folder is not accesible, when I click that folder one message box appear & some message written there such as - "H\SOFTWARE(a folder) is not acessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". this problem was happened when I was scan my hard disk by a antivirus & that time my computer was not responding, so that time I opened directly the USB connection of harddisk from CPU.Then this problem is occured and now that folder is show that i.e empty.
so can I recover my that folder orif u have any solution than plz reply
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Try this command: chkdsk f: /r
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thank you....its work
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Thank you so much! This just saved my day :D
Manish Aggarwal - Jun 25, 2017 at 01:26 AM
Thank you This is working
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Hello,
my external hardisk's one folder is not accesible and cannot be deleted, when I click that folder one message box appear & some message written there such as - "G\SOFTWARE(a folder) is not acessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". this problem was happened when I was scan my hard disk by a antivirus & that time my computer was not responding, so that time I opened directly the USB connection of harddisk from CPU.Then this problem is occured and now that folder is show that i.e empty.
Other tah that, I have a problem too I plug my USB external hard disk and it's already detected and the drive show up in my computer but when I clicked it it says F:/ is not accessible and The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
how can I recover all my data???..can it be repair???...if u have any solution than please help me...

Configuration: Windows XP
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or chkdsk g: /r
Thanks, problem solved
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Hi ,

i had this problem since last week ,and I thought that I lost all my datas which was on my Ext HDD . So .. the solution is to easy just right click on your dead drive and go to the properties you must click on Scan and fix errors then restart your computer ( dont unplug your Ext HDD or Dead drive let it be connected ) it will fix everthing automaticly. it is not something to worry.

Mori
thanks Mori that fixed my problem ;) ...
Where Do I find the scan and fix errors in Windows Vista. I am facing the same problem.

Please help. Thank you.
Thanx man!! Thnx a lot!!
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My 1TB (raid1 mode) MyBook started complaining the same after the computer crashed. I ran "chkdsk" without any parameters in command prompt and got it working. It corrected the indexes..
nathanwirth 188 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration date April 18, 2018 Last seen - Aug 5, 2015 at 02:40 AM
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Alternatively, you can also try free or paid recovery tools to get back your files from corrupted external hard drive. Use tools like Recuva or Stellar Phoenix that works pretty well across different situations of data loss.

Good luck!!