The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable...help?

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  1. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    These 2 files just stopped playing, and for some reason, they don't list the artist/album anymore. When I try and reload the album back into my music program (MediaMonkey), these 2 songs were missing.

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    I tried to delete them, but they won't delete. I looked around online for help and tried deleting in safe mode, and I had the same problem.

    I am running off a laptop, and my music files are on an external hard drive...could it be going out or something? How do I fix/delete these files?

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  2. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    Ok...now when I tried to back up my music, My OutKast folder wouldn't copy.

    Then I tried to play the albums, and all of the gray ones won't play:

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    It skips straight to track 8.

    When I try and open the folder for this album, I get this message:

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  3. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    run memtest and a harddrive diag app, seatools or dft, make sure your not having a hardware failure.
     
  4. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    How old is the HD?
     
  5. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    I've seen that happen when people download music illegally, and the uploader gave files types that have cannot be deleated.

    This can sometimes be fixed by running a adaware-type program in safemode, restarting back into safemode and then delete.
     
  6. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    It's an older HP drive...maybe 7 years old or so. I think it's just wearing out. I had all of my music backed up, so I switched over to that drive and got a new back up drive. Everything seems to be working ok so far.



    Those 2 albums were purchased legally and uploaded. Not saying I don't have any illegal music files, but those aren't.

    I usually run spyware and anti-virus programs once a week. I haven't picked up anything out of the ordinary, though.


    I am just assuming that the hard drive is going out, and I have backed everything up and have stopped using it. But, is there anyway to delete a file like that? One that is corrupted and unreadable?
     
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    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    There is a way to delete it. If I recall, you need to find out its "true name" instead of what it's called on the screen. Basically, Win sees the file as X title, when it's actually written as Y title. So when you try to delete X title, Y title cannot be found under X title and thus you are stuck with 3.0MB of useless information. I remember there was a way to look it up through CMD to see what the title is, and then rename it in the registry so X=y and hazaa, the file is deleted. Not worth the work for a MP3 file though. I had to do it when I had 120 GB HD with a 4.6GB game file that couldn't be located... That is a much bigger brick.
     
  9. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    chkdsk g: /f /x
     
  10. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    What does that mean/do? :o
     
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    Ever heard of Google?

    chckdsk /f /x checks directory structure to make sure all files in the directory tree match the actual name of the file and point to the correct location.
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    check disk structure, drive G. /Fix errors, /X unmount before checking
     

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