Update - Undeletable Folder

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Roderunner
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Update - Undeletable Folder

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Hi again Hans & Joe, I was in the process of checking my old thumb drive for transfer/copy errors and this happened.
I found a new Undeletable Folder in CD2 & CD1 was empty. Neither could be deleted.
RR.jpg
I have tried Joe's link and got this
HJ.jpg
All I know of my old thumb drive is its made by or called PNY and is 32gb
I now have a new thumb drive SanDisk 16gb
Watch this space for an update soon.
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George.

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Re: Update - Undeletable Folder

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From the first screenshot, it looks like the thumb drive is corrupted (look at the folder size and the weird characters). I'd ditch it...
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Re: Update - Undeletable Folder

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Hi Hans, my PNY 32gb thumb drive has only been used on my HP Desktop pc to use MP3Tag or copy music folders to it, all seemed to have gone well.
Today I attached it to my Laptop and got this:-
RR.png
When it finished I got this:-
RR2.png
I accessed the files on PNY and was able to delete all of the corrupt files as in above image.
Isn't life fun!!!!
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Will use it in my car for a few days and test again on both pc's
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Re: Update - Undeletable Folder

Post by PJ_in_FL »

Do you always use the "Safely Remove Hardware" function before removing the drive. If you do, there is a pop-up dialog that let's you know when it's safe to remove the thumb drive. If you don't then the index and file tables can get corrupted.
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Re: Update - Undeletable Folder

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Hi PJ_in_FL, that is one thing I always do even if there is only one file on it. This is my one and only thumb drive in FAT32 all others are NTFS, and never given any trouble.
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After deleting the files as in image RR2.png it states at the top, files were moved to a folder named 'Found' on the device or disk.
I cant find it.
Windows 10 Home Version 2004
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George.