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file or directory is corrupted or unreadable error

Posted on 2006-10-25
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Hi,
I am getting file or directory is corrupted or unreadable error when I try to delete  files from a directory on windows 2003 server. I logged in as local administrator and this account has full control over the folder.
I copied the content of the folder in to a new folder ,but still cannot delete neither old folder nor the files in the new folder.
Has any one seen this before?

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by:Chris Staunton
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run a full scandisk on the drive in question, this will require a reboot most times so be prepared to take the server down for a while as it scans the clusters of the drive and attempts to move data from bad sectors to good ones.


Cheers,

Shoota
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by:Steve Agnew
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You might also try doing it from a cmd prompt
del directory /F /S

be very carefull to make sure you put in the right directory name as you wouldn't want to delete stuff from the wrong place.

If you are unfamiliar I wouldn't do this just to be safe
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by:fdereli
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thanks for all the comments. The issue was problem with raid controller. I decided to rebuilt it.
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