H:\$secure is corrupt and unreadable.

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tommo020788

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Hi, I am having trouble copying files to a portable harddrive.
I copied some things from an old computer, then put it on my new computer, and I can only read the files on the portable harddrive.

If I try to write any files to the harddrive, I get the following error:

the file or directory H:\$secure is corrupt and unreadable.
Please run the chkdsk utility.
If I run chkdsk on "H:", first it comes up saying it can only continue in read-only mode,
then it comes up saying "error found - but it cannot continue in read-only mode.

Any ideas how I can get this fixed without having to back up everything to another harddrive, and re-formatting H:?
 
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The WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

message means you have to specify the F parameter to fix any errors

chkdsk H: /F

try chkdsk /? to see all the options
 

tommo020788

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Thanks, that should do the trick.

I'l let you know if anything else goes wrong.

Cheers!
Tom
 
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