Windows 10: How do I fix a corrupted directory on external USB drive? Solved

  1.    17 Nov 2015 #1

    How do I fix a corrupted directory on external USB drive?


    I noticed I have a corrupted directory on my external drive and whenever I use FreeFileSync to backup my data, it flags it:

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    Can someone please help me delete this unwanted directory? Everytime I try to delete it, I get this:

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  2. Posts : 2,303
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       17 Nov 2015 #2

    I would first backup all data from the USB to another disk. Then I would press Win+X and select to open a Command Prompt as Admin. Then type the following command:

    chkdsk y: /f

    This will search for logical errors on the USB and fix them, but in severe cases you may also lose some data, that's why you must backup first.

    Even simpler, as soon as you have copied all your data in another place, just format the USB and copy the data back.
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  3.    18 Nov 2015 #3

    Thanks Spapakons for providing exact syntax! Your solution was quick and painless.
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