directory entry?

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dcgofish

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What is a directory entry, and can they be repaired or modified ?Scandisk is telling me they are invalid because of invalid characters Scandisk wants to relace them . Thanks DC
 
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It could refer to virutally any file in any directory.

I don't really know how scandisk would resolve such an error. How can it decide which "legal" character is correct? I doubt it is going to know what the real file names were if they are badly mangled. It may allow you to open some that would not other wise open. But it does not ensure that executable files could be run or that if they are Windows files, they are not thoroughly corrupt.
 
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The only time I've seen that error was when the user had several viruses. He tried to allow scandisk to repair but it just kept coming back with more and more and more and more, and on and on until we gave up. We were able to clean out the viruses (using McAfee) and when we reran scandisk, it found no probs.
 
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