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cannot delete folders

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by D3llb0y, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. D3llb0y

    D3llb0y Thread Starter

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    hi

    copied my music folder onto a external hdd, some of the files have become corrupted or unreadable and now i cant delete them from the drive and the ones i have managed to delete are stuck in my recycle bin which i can no longer empty. when deleting the folder from the hdd drive i get 'cannot delete <folder name> the directory is not empty' and when i try to empty my recycle bin i get 'cannot read file. cannot read from source file or disk' when i try to delete some of the folders in the recycle bin i get either that the file is corrupted and unreadable or that it cannot read from source disk, i tried to run dskchk and it did something but i still cant delete the files on the external hdd

    please can someone help me out?
     
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    i have deleted all the folders in the recycle bin that i can i'm left with about 10 folders which i cannot delete even individually.
     
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    if it helps i get there four error messages when trying to delete the folders inb the recycle bin... cannot delete file or directory corrupted and unreadable, cannot remove folder directory is not empty, cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk, cannot delete cannot find specified file make sure you specify the correct path and file name

    plz help
     
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    have you opened the recycle bin and ran unlocker on each of the folders
     
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