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    External Hard Drive very slow

    My Seagate external hard drive is very slow. It is only half full and when I tried to defragment it, I get a message that it could not defragment because there is a corrupt file on this drive. In the old days, we used to use the CHKDSK/F command. Is there something I can use today that addresses and fixes bad files?

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    Re: External Hard Drive very slow

    You can run chkdsk on your external drive:
    chkdsk H: /F (where H is your drive letter).

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    Re: External Hard Drive very slow

    What's wrong with continuing to use CHKDSK x: /F (where x is the drive letter of the external drive)?

    Works for me!

    PS I tend to use CHKDSK x: /F /V /R - check out CHKDSK /?
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    Re: External Hard Drive very slow

    Thanks.

    I'll try it.

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