Cannot delete corrupted files

By Eva Howard
Jan 24, 2011
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  1. My subject pretty much says it all. I'm not a technician but my help line was dialed in to fix a problem with a program on my external (F) drive. They were unable to delete some of the files so they could replace them with uncorrupted files. I was advised that you may have a diagnostic program that could help.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Do you know why the files couldn't be deleted? Was there a specific error message? One option you could try is something like a Linux Live CD. The PC would boot to a linux operating system where you could browse the files on the external drive and attempt to delete them that way.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    You can also try WhoLockMe or a similar program.
  4. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

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