File or directory is corrupted or unreadable

If you share your portable media with multiple people and multiple OS and devices and from time to time you may end getting this error message when trying to access a folder or file. You cannot access nor your can delete them.

Windows Error Message

Solution (try this):

  • Click on Start –> Run –> Type cmd and press Enter.
  • “Command Prompt” will be opened.
  • Since you are having problem with G & H drivers, enter the below command
  • chkdsk /f g: –> Press Enter.
  • chkdsk /f h: –> Press Enter.

It worked for my external hard drive.