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The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

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September 13, 2011 4:04:32 PM

Hello, I cannot be able to access my harddisk. I have important data that I must recover. It gives an error "F:\ is not accessible.
The file or directory s corrupted and unreadable. Please help
a c 371 G Storage
September 13, 2011 4:57:11 PM

That's not a good sign. You can open a command prompt (as administrator) and type:

chkdsk x: /f

replacing x with your drive letter. It will attempt to fix the file structure. You may still lose parts or all of those files depending on how bad the corruption is.
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September 14, 2011 4:45:45 AM

Thanks! I will try this out. How do I run the command prompt while it cannot boot from the disk? Do I use a different harddisk and run the command prompt while the corrupted disk is connected?
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a c 371 G Storage
September 14, 2011 11:47:18 AM

You didn't mention that this was your boot disk and considering that C drive is normally your boot drive and not F, I didn't realize you couldn't boot your computer.

In this case, you can try the ultimate boot cd.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

You can run testdisk off of it and hopefully fix your problem.
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