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USB drive:"file/directory corrupted & unreadable"

Discussion in 'Software' started by Washburn, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Washburn

    Washburn Private E-2


    Hey guys,

    I have a folder on my USB flash drive, which would not open when I double click on it. when I double-click on it, I get a window which says "cannot open-file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".
    It's not any important folder, so I tried to right click and delete it, but I get the message: "cannot delete-file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

    all other folders on the USB drive work/behave fine.

    anybody know what to do? I'd just like to remove this "corrupted" folder from the USB drive.

    someone told me to run "chkdsk", but I don't know how to run/use it...
    The USB drive is OCZ Rally 2GB; my laptop has win xp pro
    -Thanks a lot..
  2. Cat_w_9_lives

    Cat_w_9_lives Major KittyCat

  3. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    You might like to take the opportunity to format the USB stick to NTFS.

    Check out http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=105071
    Refer to my post #5 on how to format a USB stick to NTFS (thanks Halo), but remember it won't work on a W9x PC, ME, if formatted to NTFS.



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