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13 years, 6 months ago
On my system partition I have a folder which cannot be deleted. This folder has been created by restoring files from an Acronis TrueImage backup.
The error message says:
Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
I already tried running
chkdsk /r /f when booting several times but the problem persists.
Are there any other utilities or chkdsk options which I could try to fix this problem?
Sep 9, 2009 at 8:30
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Perhaps try ntfsfix (or similar program) in your favourite linux (or knoppix).
Usually located in package 'ntfsprogs'.
Sometimes trying to delete from Linux (with ntfs-3g or other ntfs-write-support) helps.
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Sep 18, 2009 at 7:47
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Give it a try from a command prompt. If that still doesn't work try doing the same from safe mode.
Sep 16, 2009 at 1:27
John Gardeniers John Gardeniers
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I've never done it with a
folder but my fix for files that won't let you delete them under Windows is to do the following from the command-line:
echo "blah" > <filename>
It's worked for me every time :)
Sep 16, 2009 at 0:52
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If this is really a badly corrupted filesystem issue, I would move whatever data off you can and then reformat the drive. It could also be an issue with failing hardware causing the corruption so be aware of that and check it if you can.
Sep 17, 2009 at 12:08
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Two things I might try:
Create a temporary folder ("delete_me"), and see if you can move the corrupted directory into this folder, then attempt to get rid of "delete_me".
Boot from a linux-based distribution that has NTFS filesystem support (such as Ubuntu) and delete it from there.
Sep 18, 2009 at 18:55
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You problably have a badblock on that drive. Try
Ultimate Boot CD. It contains tons of useful tools.
Sep 20, 2009 at 1:48
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When you see the error "0x80070570 can't access files" on install click --> OK ---> you will be returned to the "Install Now" startup screen and - WITHOUT REBOOTING - just re-start the install
Feb 23, 2012 at 2:11
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Try deleting the folder that contains the corrupted file/folder (move your precious files out first).
Sep 17, 2009 at 10:21
Andrew Arnott Andrew Arnott
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Not sure how well it will work with a corrupted file. But whenever I need to delete something that the OS does not want me to
Unlocker really helps out.
Give it a try. It might just work for this scenario too.
Sep 18, 2009 at 13:49
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I had this happen last week. We popped the drive out and installed it in a system that had no issues, then check disk was able to fix it, though safe mode was not.
Sep 20, 2009 at 16:57
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go to properties for trash bin change to bypass trash and should be able todelete corrupted file.
Oct 31, 2010 at 14:23
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Sep 20, 2009 at 18:52
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