How to fix file or Directory Corrupted and Hard Drive Wont Open (windows 10 / 11)

How to fix file or Directory Corrupted and Hard Drive Wont Open (windows 10 / 11)

  • To fix a file or directory that is corrupted and the hard drive wont open then you need to open the command prompt and run sfc /scannow and hit enter.
  • After completing sfc /scannow you need to run chkdsk /f c: (your windows 10/11 installed folder) and hit enter and restart your computer to fix folders or files or directory corrupted errors.

On your windows 11 or windows 10 computer when you are trying to open a file or directory or folder you will receive an error that is corrupted and the hard drive wont open or unreadable then by following these below steps you can easily fix the issue by this simple troubleshooting guide.

Fix File folder or Directory corrupted & hard drive wont open – windows 11 or windows 10

In elevated command prompt (CMD) by running chkdsk and sfc scan your issue will be fixed successfully and you will be able to open corrupted files on windows 10 or windows 11 computer.

Run SFC scan and Chkdsk

Step 1: Click on search -> type in cmd and right click on it and run as administrator.

Step 2: Now in Command Prompt (CMD) -> type in sfc /scannow and hit enter and wait for the scan to complete and it takes some time be patient.(wait for verification to complete 100 %).


Step 3: Now, you need to Run and type chkdsk /f /c: and hit enter (in here replace the letter C: with the letter where windows 11 or windows 10 is installed on your computer.

Step 4: To confirm in which drive your windows 10 or 11 is installed -> Open This PC -> you will see the windows icon on the drive in the drive letter that means windows is installed on that drive letter.

Step 5: If you have an open c drive it will say chkdsk will run when you restart your computer next time. So go ahead and restart your computer and chkdsk will run and check for any possible errors and fix errors.

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Once you restart your computer, then chkdsk will check for possible errors and corrupted files and fix them automatically and your file or directory or corrupted folder or hard drive not opening or wont open on your windows 10 or windows 11 issue will be fixed successfully.