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Deleting corrupted files on external hard drive


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Jeck

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I have an external laptop harddisk and I copied a file from a CD to the harddisk, which I don't know that it is a corrupted file. Then I opened the file which I copied then it prompt me an error message "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". When I delete the file I got message "Cannot delete file: The directory is not empty".

How can I delete this unwanted file? I haven't tried to format the drive...
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Actually the only files that I cannot delete are the folders and sub-folders. The actual files can be deleted. How can I delete these folders?
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peterm

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you have to be in the folder above to delete
if this does not make sense let me know and i will go futher
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Also if you download hijack this and go into tools- try file delete and see if that works- safe mode as well to try and remove the folder
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What I did was I formatted the disk and made 2 partitions (NTFS and FAT32) and the corrupted folders was deleted. And now I can easily delete a corrupted file/folder once I got it copying from desktop to my portable drive using the USB.
Thanks guys!
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