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Can't delete, rename or format

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:01 AM

Hey everyone! 

I can't delete, rename or format the files/folders on my SD card. I don't know what the issue is and I've searched a lot on this issue but couldn't find much to resolve the issue. I've seen a lot of people suffering from this and nothing bold came forward. Not all the folders are like that, but some.

Here is a screenshot of the dirty folders:

I consider myself quite lucky as this has happened twice. Earlier, I was successful in removing and formatting my USB drive using chkdsk. Using chkdsk, windows dumped the unknown files to something more meaningful to it. 

But with my SD card chkdsk doesn't work properly. Probably because it is in fat, not sure though.


I have tried multiple unlockers/force shredders/deleting utilities but none worked.


Also, the files are bloated. The size of my card is 16gigabytes and the folder in the screenshot contains 44gigs alone.


Any help would be highly appreciated!!

Edited by NVIDIA, 06 February 2017 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:22 AM

The card is corrupted. Worst case scenario is if it is electrically faulty. If the card just has data corruption due to something like an unexpected removal, and Windows is balking only because of that, sometimes formatting the card in a different hardware device such as a camera will work. But is the write protect switch working correctly, and in the write enable position? Even if it is in position, sometimes the beginning of switch failure means it isn't enabling writing to the card, so no operations can be performed.

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