Tips & Tricks

The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Ureadable (How To Fix)

If you face the following error message “The File Or Directory Is Corrupted And Ureadable” while you are trying to access your files on your portable/external storage device, that could be little scarry at a first glance. Luckily there is a simple solution that can help you in that situation.

What you can do is just to run the the following command where h: is you storage drive letter:


chkdsk /f  h:

More details regarding chkdsk command:


After finishing the process you will be able to acces your files.


IMPORTANT: Please note that this solution might not resolve your issue, because the root cause can be different in your particular scenario.