Did you encounter the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error when you using Flash card or USB drive in Windows system? This is an annoying error which make users unable to access data from the specific Flash card or hard drive. This is a common problem which can happen with any user. The worst impact of this error can result in data loss since users are not able to access the storage device. Because the USB drive or flash card contains valuable data hence we can’t afford to lose them. There are many user who when encounter this error they start doing several things which can make the case more critical. So if you are also facing such error and want solution to fix that then you have to keep calm and read this post carefully.
What causes the error?
You can face the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error if the files stored on the storage device get damage due to certain reasons such as virus attack, using the storage card in more than one system, ejecting the device while the transfer of data is in progress, crashing of program, sudden power loss while writing or reading data, USB driver issue, operating system crash and more. However this error is very common but there are many users who are unknown from its cause and if it is not fixed within the time then it can result in data loss and recovery of data become difficult if you don’t have any backup copy. If you want to recover the data from flash card then you have to immediately stop using it because once the deleted steps are written with some new data then it can’t be recover anymore.
How to Fix file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error
Now there are two option to get rid from file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error. One is to simply format the storage device which wipes out all the data from it and it can be done if you have any other copy of the data. The other option is to perform Chkdsk to check and repair the file system error. Chkdsk is a command tool provided by Windows which is use to repair such errors. To perform the Chkdsk click on the start button of your Windows screen and select the Run option. Now in the Run box type cmd and press enter. Now continue to type Chkdsk /f g: and then press enter. G is the targeted device and the name can be different in your case. Now wait till the process end, it may take long time depending on the data stored in the device.
Know more about Chkdsk :- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831536.aspx