SD card file or directory is corrupt and unreadable

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GEO - Oct 5, 2015 at 03:04 AM
R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 - Oct 6, 2015 at 04:59 AM
I have sooo many files I need on an SD card and it is coming up with "the file or directory is corrupt and unreadable" I tried the "chkdsk" comand and it then says "the syntax of the command is incorrect" PLEASE HELP

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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 153
Oct 5, 2015 at 04:17 AM
Hi GEO,

Could you enter in Disk Management and check if the SD card is listed there? Does it have a file format and a drive letter? If there is no drive letter assigned, try using the Diskpart command from Command Prompt to assign one.
It should look like this:

Diskpart
List volume
Select volume n
Assign letter =L (or whatever letter you like and is not in use)

I strongly recommend you to check the SD card on another PC or on some other device.

Hope this helps

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i have checked SD card on other PC.
it has write protection on it and im not quite sure to get rid of that.
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 153 > GEO
Oct 5, 2015 at 05:25 AM
Try the following commands from the Command Prompt:

diskpart
list disk
select disk x (where x is the number of your SD card)
attributes disk clear readonly

This should remove the write protection of the SD card.
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GEO > R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017
Oct 5, 2015 at 11:26 PM
it is saying that there is no disk when I say "select disk F"
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 153 > GEO
Oct 6, 2015 at 04:59 AM
After the list disk command, there should appear a list of the connected drives. Select the SD (if it is listed there) by using select disk x command, where instead of X put the number from the list that corresponds to the SD card. For example, if the SD card appears as drive 3, the next command should be select disk 3
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