Deleting A File

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Scott, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I have an external hard drive for my WinXP Pro desktop. I use it to make
    Acronis image backups. When I tried to delete one of the older backup files
    on the hard drive, it says, "The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".
    I can't move or delete this file. I need the hard drive space.

    Is there a utility that will delete this unreadable file?

    Thanks!
    Scott
     
    Scott, Jun 6, 2009
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  2. Scott

    MAP Guest

    Scott wrote:
    > I have an external hard drive for my WinXP Pro desktop. I use it to
    > make Acronis image backups. When I tried to delete one of the older
    > backup files
    > on the hard drive, it says, "The file or directory is corrupted or
    > unreadable". I can't move or delete this file. I need the hard drive
    > space.
    >
    > Is there a utility that will delete this unreadable file?
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Scott


    I've had good luck with this one.
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
    --
    Mike Pawlak
     
    MAP, Jun 6, 2009
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  3. On Sat, 06 Jun 2009 11:34:03 -0500, Scott <> wrote:

    >I have an external hard drive for my WinXP Pro desktop. I use it to make
    >Acronis image backups. When I tried to delete one of the older backup files
    >on the hard drive, it says, "The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".
    >I can't move or delete this file. I need the hard drive space.
    >
    >Is there a utility that will delete this unreadable file?
    >
    >Thanks!
    >Scott


    There might be more trouble on the disk than just this one file. Run
    "chkdsk /f" to find and fix errors.
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Steve Winograd [MS-MVP], Jun 6, 2009
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