Repairing a hard drive with chkdsk
Unfortunately, it happens to have any unpleasant surprises in wanting to browse external hard drive, but of course the same could happen to you on an internal hard drive. Some time when trying to access a directory. It is not accessible, it shows you "Access denied":
Since it was accessible without any problems before, we can quickly that it is not due to a permissions issue. It is most certainly due to the fact that the file system (NTFS file system in which formatted my hard drive) has a file table that lists these, and on the other hand there are the data themselves which are written in clusters below . Errors or inaccessible folders files orphans are often due to the fact that the directory is still listed but it is pointing towards the right data for the first case, and that data is always present but that the file is no longer listed for the second case.
So how can we fix this? Windows offers a command line utility called "chkdsk" to try to repair this kind of error. Let's try it at first. In the start menu -> "all programs" -> "Accessories", run the command prompt:
In this command prompt that opens, you type the command chkdsk / FI: where I: represents the drive letter and change course.
You can see lot of errors on the disk and the / F to allow chkdsk to repair them automatically.
You can point out to me some recovered orphaned files and directories created me named "found.xxx" to store them: