File or directory is corrupted or unreadable

Hi,

My dad moved all of my mums photos off her computer onto their external hard drive. My mum didnt know this until yesterday and she went to have a look at the photos but it says that some files are unreadable and corrupted. I have never seen my mum so upset before, her 3 kids lives are in those pictures. So would you please be able to help me?
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  1. Best answer selected by jblacklock.
  2. You can also try using Linux if you have that available. I tried plugging the drive into a pc running Ubuntu when I had the same problem and it worked without problems. Apparently these issues can be OS-related.
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  4. jblacklock said:
    Hi,

    My dad moved all of my mums photos off her computer onto their external hard drive. My mum didnt know this until yesterday and she went to have a look at the photos but it says that some files are unreadable and corrupted. I have never seen my mum so upset before, her 3 kids lives are in those pictures. So would you please be able to help me?


    Hello,

    Try this 1

    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.

    Good Luck
  5. kwagalamoshe said:
    jblacklock said:
    Hi,

    My dad moved all of my mums photos off her computer onto their external hard drive. My mum didnt know this until yesterday and she went to have a look at the photos but it says that some files are unreadable and corrupted. I have never seen my mum so upset before, her 3 kids lives are in those pictures. So would you please be able to help me?


    Hello,

    Try this 1

    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.

    Good Luck



    MANY THANKS, IT WORKS... GOD BLESS YOU! :)

    Thanks!
  6. kwagalamoshe said:
    jblacklock said:
    Hi,

    My dad moved all of my mums photos off her computer onto their external hard drive. My mum didnt know this until yesterday and she went to have a look at the photos but it says that some files are unreadable and corrupted. I have never seen my mum so upset before, her 3 kids lives are in those pictures. So would you please be able to help me?


    Hello,

    Try this 1

    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.

    Good Luck



    This works! Thanks mate! I stored a lot of movies on my HDD.
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