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How to fix External Harddisk not Accessible Error

When connecting my external USB drive on Windows I got this error:

“Ubicación no disponible. No se puede obtener acceso a F:/. El archivo o directorio está dañado o es ilegible”
I solved it by typing this command in Windows Command Prompt/cmd (substitute f: by your USB unit):

chkdsk /f f:


About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.
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