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[SOLVED] – The File Or Directory Is Corrupted Or Unreadable – Hard Drive Wont Open

December 20, 2017 Jon 13 Comments

Ever try to open a USB hard drive or external drive and get the error message: “Location is not available” e:\ is not accessible The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

You can try to run the Chkdsk command in command prompt (CMD) to fix the disk. Now you should be able to recover your data and open the folder to access the files.

You do not need to type anything else or launch any more commands.

Hope this helps!
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  1. Norman Palacious Jr
    December 20, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Wow, So simple, Thank you man. You saved my life

  2. JeannieMarieP
    December 20, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Thank you. Love you. God Bless you!!!!!!!

  3. Deependra Dangal
    December 20, 2017 - 6:26 pm

    thanks, it worked

  4. epiphany muriuki
    December 20, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    You are awesome. A million thanks for this

  5. Mher Angel Halili
    December 20, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for the help!

  6. Firman Fadillah
    December 20, 2017 - 7:27 pm


  7. Sasky
    December 20, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    Nix Bro So Thanks U

  8. Segun Oloye
    December 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Mr Jay GOD BLESS YOU! GOD BLESS YOU!! AND GOD BLESS YOU!!! This really helped me. Lots of data have been recovered. Thank you. 🙂

  9. Nikhil Mishra
    December 20, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    THANK U SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  10. florin1005
    December 20, 2017 - 8:38 pm


  11. jdmo771
    December 20, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    This was a great help. Thank you!

  12. Sukhpal Singh
    December 20, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    After entering command it says access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges you have to involve this utility running in elevated mode. Whaf to do next?

  13. TG 77
    December 20, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    what do you do when CHkdsk And the system tools aren't reading the drive. This is a basic fix by the way. I wish my problem was this easy!

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