How to Overcome The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Unreadable in Windows

How to Overcome The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Unreadable in Windows

Geekers - Tutorial on how to deal with the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable on hard drives, flash drives and other storage media


Have you ever received an error message in the form of "The File Or Directory Is Corrupted Or Unreadable"? Error messages like that often occur on internal, external or flash drives. The meaning of the error message is that the file or directory you want to open is corrupt or unreadable.


This means that the system on your PC or laptop can no longer read the file you are about to open. This error does not only occur on internal hard drives, but also occurs on external hard drives or flash drives. If the error appears when you want to open a file on an external hard drive or flash drive, it could be because you accidentally touched the USB cable until it dislodged so the file could not be read.



How to Overcome The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Unreadable


Then, what if the error message appears when you want to open a file on the internal hard drive? Possible cause because the file is already an error. However, you don't need to worry, because windows has an effective way to restore the file back to its original state. how do? Immediately, please follow the steps below.


1. First, please open CMD or Command Prompt on your PC or laptop. As in the picture below. Or you can also open it via Run by pressing the windows icon + R on the keyboard simultaneously, then typing cmd.



cmd cmd


2. Then, please type the command chkdsk D: /F/R . Then, press Enter.


type command type command


Description:


CHKDSK D: Checking the external hard drive D: (adjust to the hard drive you want to repair)


/F : This command is used to repair errors without scanning bad sectors.


/R : This command is used to repair errors, find bad sectors and recover data.


3. After you press Enter on the keyboard, the system will perform Fix and Recovery automatically. As in the picture below.


wait for process wait for process


This process will indeed take a long time depending on the size of the hard disk capacity and the capabilities of the PC or laptop that you have.



4. If the process is complete, the display will be like the image below.


done done


5. Then, please open Windows Explorer on your PC or laptop.


6. Then, please right-click on the hard drive that you scanned earlier. Then, click Properties. As shown in the image below.


click properties click properties


7. Then, please click the Tools menu tab at the top. As in the picture below.


click tools click tools


8. Then, in the Error Checking section, please click Check Now. As shown in the image below.


click check now click check now


9. Then, please check the options you want. Or you just ignore following the options of the system. Then, click Start to start. As shown in the image below.


scan scan


10. Done. Now try to open the problematic file again. Tadaaa.. Your file has been successfully opened.


However, sometimes it is possible that your corrupted files have been forcibly deleted by the system. So you will no longer be able to open it. If your files haven't returned after following the steps above, try restarting your PC or laptop first. Then, repeat the steps above. Good luck!


So many articles this time that discuss how to deal with "The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Unreadable". Hopefully the steps in this article can help and benefit you. And hopefully your files can come back intact as before. Thank you 🙂



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