corrupt files on my external hd

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  1. grind83

    grind83 New Member

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    I assume some kind of virus got to my hd and now some of the folders are corrupt. Because of this I can't open them nor can I delete them.

    Is there a possibility that this whatever did this initialy will continue to corrupt more files, and is there any way that I can delete these folders?
     
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    More likely it is a hardware issue and not a virus.
     
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    a problem with the actual hd?

    if so I need to transfer everything to a new hd immediately, the stuff on it is very important to me and I have spent a lto of time putting it all together
     
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    More likely a cable or the enclosure. Disks tend to just fail completely. I would backup and either run disk check or just reformat the drive first. It could have just been a fluke from powering it down while it was still writing data or something like that.
     
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    Im always careful about not powering down while its still working and the enclosure is fine with my other drive.

    Stupid question I know, but how do you run disk check? And why would I now be able to delete corrupt files, I dont understand that at all.

    And thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
     
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    Right-click the drive in "my computer", select Properties/Tools and click Check Now. Be sure to back it up first if you can. If there is a problem with the drive or signaling the disk check could corrupt it further.
     

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