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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

    GRRR IT POPS UP AND SAYS THIS EACH TIME I TRY TO DOWNLOAD THAT TO FIX IT!!!!!

  • k_ladthamon
    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.


http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=seatools-win&vgnextoid=552bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

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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