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0x80070571 Unreadable / corrupt file error message comes up lately when ever i try to move or edit a folder on my Maxtor external Hard Drive. After several attempts to do a disc check, it finally accepts my prompt for a check, takes like 5 hrs to complete it, then says my drive is repaired and ok. Within 2 hrs, all of a sudden i get the same error message again about corrupt files. Somehow i believe it's not a coincidence that my computer did a microsoft automatic update, and since then it hasnt been right. Please help. I got 350 gigs of music on there and i lose folders everytime this happens

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  • elsa99 Aug 19, 2008

    My Maxtor storage device is giving me an error code 0x80070571. It says it's corrupted and won't save my files.

    How can I fix this?

  • hanjo7 Oct 04, 2008

    i get the same message whenever i try to move file to or even making a new folder to the maxtor one touch 4 plus (1tb) then window pops a message. "Error 0x80070571: The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable." please some one help us fix this problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same external disk, a Maxtor 1 Tb one Touch 4 plus, and have the same problem. I use Vista Ultimate 64 bit which give's rise to a seperate problem when trying to use a firewire connection rather than usb

  • bblover253 Oct 09, 2008

    I am trying to burn Ubundu onto a disk and the SAME things just keeps popping up! HELP

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    Have exactly the same issue. Any ideas how to fix it?

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I am trying to delete a file off my Maxtor One Touch 4 external hard drive and get the same error message. Help?

  • bt1100 Nov 23, 2008

    hi guys,
    thats correctly my Problem on thet same drive.. two artitions a ~250gb the "z",the second partition on that drive tells me temporaly this error if i delete an file,Folder ore whatelse. the only way to fix i found up until now is, to defrag after an reboot.

    any one other fixes? is my maxtor on the way to "nirwana" ?? ;)

    thx for ideas

  • WelshMatty Dec 04, 2008

    Yes, I've just purchased a new PC because my old one bit the dust...I can't copy to the drive, but I can copy files from it. I last accessed the drive about a month ago. All these posts seem fairly recent, perhaps its an update issue.

  • tracey913 Dec 08, 2008

    Same problem on new HP Compaq-after using it for a bit, I get the "disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" message. I reboot to run chkdsk and it is fine for a bit-then suddenly the message pops up again. Different apps everytime to.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Same problem on Western Digital WDH2Q20000.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    same problem on seagate 500gb external harf

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i can send files to the hard drive!

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    When I try to copy a folder or file to my external hard drive I get the same error:
    error:0x80070571 The disc structure is corrupted and unreadable

  • Pauline Mar 03, 2009

    Same problem when I'm trying to copy files/folders to my external storage drive:
    error: 0x80070571 The disc structure is corrupted and unreadable.

  • tmj76 Mar 11, 2009

    I have a Maxtor 320GB external hard drive and everytime I try to delete a file or folder I recieve an error code (0x80070571).

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Mine is doing the exact same thing, i really hope it can be helped I will be devasted if it is all wiped...

  • Kimusahvi Apr 25, 2009

    Every time i try to delete something it pops up and says this. -.-

  • Kimusahvi Apr 25, 2009


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    k_ladthamon Nov 13, 2012

    i have the same problem, i try to create new folder and copy something from that drive but i get an error code 0x80070571: the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable; some one can solve my problem? please help me!!

  • midnightcowboy Sep 27, 2013

    Simply Disable your Antivirus "Access Protection"

  • midnightcowboy Sep 27, 2013

    Simply Disable your Antivirus "Access Protection"


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This is a program provided by seagate for to check your hdd. This program has other options and has a friendly user interface that may help you find a solution to your problem.
simply install and run this tool and your drive will be properly repaired, as this error code is typicall for data corruption.

Take the time to run the complete test.....Good Luck!!

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I experienced a similar problem. Although I had no limits set I continually got this message when attempting to add additional music fies to my folder. After some time I realized that the problem occurred because I was exceeding 130
G byte in that folder.splitting the folder in half ie Music 1 and Music 2 solved the problem.

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Simply Disable your Antivirus "Access Protection"
Problem Solved!!

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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    mjvfertwo03 Nov 08, 2012

    Simply Disable your Antivirus "Access Protection"
    Problem Solved!!

  • midnightcowboy Sep 27, 2013

    yes you are right thanks a lot


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