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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:29 pm 

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Location: South Africa
Hi - I have 2 Windows folders which contain/ed mp3 files. When I try and delete them Windows gives the error message "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of these? The biggest headache is that I can't run a defrag while the folders still exist.

Thanks. :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:45 pm 

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I've had that problem before and its really annoying. Try start Windows in safe mode and then delete.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:02 pm 

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:46 am
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Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Hi Roland.

Ive had this same problem.

I went . Start > Run, In the box that appears type "REGEDIT".

Try to locate your files through the menu and delete throught there. I must make you aware that you must delete the right thing and not go and delete something very important.. so before deleting just check a few times to make sure you have the corrupted file selected, then right click and delete. :)

Restart your pc and all should be well.

Hope this info proves useful!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:29 pm 
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If I am not mistaken - problem arised because of the filename which is either too long or contained too many non-alphabet.
Try to rename these into something very short in Windows Explorer.
Close the folder.
Then right click to delete the folder.
Hope this helps.

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