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Corrupted file or directory
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:28:20 pm »
Hello folks,

As some of you will know, I have an old XP box which I keep for older software etc, but which isn't connected to the internet anymore.

Recently I've been saving files to an external drive which is encrypted using Truecrypt.

Yesterday, Windows froze whilst accessing that drive, and now freezes every time I re-try, with the message "L is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

Xubuntu accesses the drive via Truecrypt with no problem, except that the folder I was using in XP now appears empty. I was thinking of using Gparted to attempt data recovery or create a partition table. However, messing about with partition tables is way above my pay grade and feels like a recipe for disaster..

Any suggestions please?

Thanks.

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Re: Corrupted file or directory
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 08:38:59 pm »
What is it you want to do .. wipe the drive ?
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Re: Corrupted file or directory
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 10:11:49 pm »
No - I'd like to make it usable in XP again without having to wipe it and then copy back hundreds of gigabytes of data.

Xubuntu can read it (apart from the fact that the one folder appears empty), so I'm assuming it's not a hardware problem, just good old Windows...

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Re: Corrupted file or directory
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 01:34:52 pm »
Have you tried letting Windows "fix" the drive ?
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