I have an external WD My Passport Ultra, 1Tb drive. A particular folder on the drive is no longer accessible and I receive the prompt "H:/ Folder is not accessible, The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable". The other folders on the drive appear to be accessible and the files are accessible. The folder is quite large, approximately 290Gb. The glitch occured when the drive was left plugged into a laptop overnight with a video file on the drive playing. For a brief period I was able to view the subfolders within the main folder but could not access the contents but now I cannot get past the parent folder.
Looking at other forums I've tried running chkdsk f: /r but receive the prompt "Cannot open volume for direct access"
I'm assuming (hoping) that the actual contents of the folder aren't affected but the folder itself is inaccessible.
Any advice and suggestions for recovering the files or fixing the folder would be appreciated.
I'm running Windows 10 on Intel i7
Thanks in advance