The file is corrupt and unreadable

By sandenscot
Dec 23, 2008
  1. I have a 250 GB Maxtor external drive. 99% of the drive is OK, I just have several files that will not delete and I get the "cannon delete xyz the file is corrupt and unreadable. How can i delete these files.

    What is also strange is that two other files were deleted and reside in the recycle bin of my laptop but I cannot delete them from the recycle bin either, when I select "empty recycle bin"
    I get "cannot read for source or disk"


  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    try running a chkdsk on the drive

    start run chkdsk (drive letter ie chkdsk d: ) /f

    /f makes chkdsk do a full scan and repair.

  3. sandenscot

    sandenscot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    THANKS!...That worked perfectly
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Your welcome thanks for posting back and letting us know.
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