How can I delete corrupted NTFS files Chkdsk doesn’t fixLocked
I have several files that show up but cannot be deleted, moved, renamed, etc. They are not in use (just documents, pictures, etc.) The file system is NTFS no security or access permission problems. Running chkdsk with /f does not fix the problem or find and report any errors.
In researching this I found that the cause is most likely a corrupted Master File Table. The only suggestion I have found is backup the volume excluding the problem files from the backup. Reformat the drive and restore it from the backup.
Here’s the article at Microsoft.
Does anyone have a simpler solution?
How about a way to scan the entire drive and identify all the files like this so I only have to do the backup/restore thing once?
The machine is running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3