Saturday, February 6, 2016


External Hard Disk Drive The File Directory is Corrupted and Unreadable [Solved]

If you're one of the people who has not lost hope of recovering your files caused by some error when you access your external HDD or Hard Disk Drives that says "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable", don't worry. There's something out here in the internet that can help you if you're just hopeful and persistent enough to type this problem in Google. 

I recently had experience this problem and was worried to loose my years of files from my collection of personal photos, videos, and files which stretched back when I was high school which I kept for memories. It was a big mess if I lost my data.

But I didn't loose hope and typed the problem in Google, and tried some of the quick fix I found searching. On a forum, I've tried some fix and amaze that it really helped! I was very thankful that's why I'm sharing this experience to you so I can also help some of you here who is experiencing same problem. Hope I can help.

Here's the steps on how to fix your external drives that displays error saying the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable in Windows. 1. Go to CMD by clicking on Start > Run > then type CMD and press enter on Windows 7 (Windows Key > type CMD in Windows 8 to open the command prompt.

2. Look at the error that displays whenever you access your drive to check on what partition or drive it occurs, if it's Drive D, E, F, G, or what. (The fix you'll be typing will depend on the affected partition).

3. Type the following codes:
"chkdsk /f d:" and press enter if the problem is the drive d, 

"chkdsk /f e:" if the problem is drive e,

"chkdsk /f f:" if the problem is drive f,

"chkdsk /f g:" if the problem is drive g, and so on depending on the drive or partition label. 

4. Do the same for partitions if your drive has more than one partitions that are also inaccessible.

I hope that helped. Your hard disk now should work like mine.