How can I delete some files?

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How can I delete some files?

#1 Post by Matata » 13 May 2018, 13:32

I have a 1TB external drive, which I use to store & share movies. Hence its formatted in NTFS. Recently it didn't mount anymore, neither in Mac OS, Linux, nor Windows. :D Thanks to testdisk -- which I use in Linux -- I was able to recover several files, but the directories are incomplete.

Thereafter I used the Windows cmd.exe

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chkdsk /r D:

ending <stage 1 of 5 > as follows:
117920 file records processed
File verification completed
41 large file records processed
68 bad file records processed
0 EA records processed
0 reparse records processed

CHKDSK is verifying indexes <stage 2 of 5 >
Correcting error in index $130 for file 7382
Insufficient disk space to correct errors
Now I think, that if I could delete the already retrieved files, the error correction process would work out :roll:

Your advise is most welcome! Cheers

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Re: How can I delete some files?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 13 May 2018, 19:32


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chkdsk /f d:
to repair the filesystem.
Unfortunately you will not be able to delete a file at long as the filesystem doesn't mount.


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