Saturday, June 18, 2011

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

This one just in. Received an External Hard disk. Once detected and after we try to access ( double click ) the hard disk, it gives the following error "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". As the error suggests, it is due to corrupted hard disk. Now to fix this, follow these steps.
Start -> command prompt-> type chkdsk /f L: ( "chkdsk" is Check Disk, "/f" represents fixing errors, "L" is the drive letter). This should run a 3 stage error repairing and finally the drive should open.

Easy Fix :)