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A Proven Guide to Fix Error Code 0x80070570 on Windows 11,10, 8, 7

Windows error 0x80070570 can make your data inaccessible. But this doesn't mean your data is lost. As the error states, the file or directory is corrupted and has become unreadable. As the error can occur on a folder or a storage device such as an internal or external hard drive, USB, flash drive, memory cards, etc. you will need a powerful data recovery tool like Remo Recover. It is a tool carefully built to extract and recover files even from severely corrupted storage devices. Download the tool now, it supports all versions of Windows OS.

Getting the error 0x80070570 on your Windows Desktop or Laptop is very uncommon, especially if you are using Windows 11 or 10 or even Windows 8.  But if you have encountered this issue, you are in the right place.

Here we will be discussing all the major indications of the error, what triggers this problem, and various ways to fix the error code 0x80070570. In the following sections, you will also find a few quick tips to make sure you avoid facing such errors again.

What is the error code 0x80070570

The error code 0x8007050 occurs when you delete a file or folder off the computer or copy files to a USB drive. This "Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". ... This error is usually aroused by some faulty settings, which could be hardware or software problem

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Windows error 0x80070570 - solutions

So without wasting any more time, let's jump right into it and start With the effective solutions listed above you will be able to fix the error 0x80070570 easily. If your data is a priority we recommend you to recover them first, as certain methods like running CHKDSK and formatting the disk could put your data at risk. Hence we highly recommend you to firstly recover your data with the help of Remo Recover Windows and then proceed with the listed solutions. Download now!!!

What triggers the Error Code 0x80070570 on Windows Systems?

The error 0x80070570 primarily occurs during the course of the Windows installation.

You can also get the error when you are trying to move the copied files from external storage devices like USB flash drive, external hard drive, pen drive, etc. onto your computer. Some other reasons why you might get the error are:

  • Improper insertion or removal of the external storage devices.
  • Presence or accumulation of the bad sectors on the hard drive.
  • Virus or Malware attack.
  • The File system of your internal hard disk is getting corrupt.
  • Sudden change in the registry of the system.
  • Deletion of the files that you were trying to access. (accessing files that are no longer available)
  • Your system might be unable to process the data or partition type.
  • Shutting down or restarting the computer while a few files were in use in the background.

How Do I Fix the Error Code 0x80070570?

Here we have tried and tested a handful of different methods to find out what works and what doesn't. So you don’t have to. You can try all the methods one by one and see if the issue has been resolved or not.

Method 1: Reboot your Windows system to Fix Unreadable Files or Directory:

Rebooting your system may be a minor fix, but it can effectively solve any misconfigurations in the OS. So try this method and see if it fixes anything, if it doesn’t work then follow the next method.

Method 2: Move your Files to another Folder.

Probably the easiest method of all. As mentioned earlier, the major cause of the error 0x80070570 is corrupt storage space. If you are able to move your files to any other location, it means we have at least managed to salvage your data. However, be cautious as you may lose files permanently if you don't transfer the files properly.

In case you have lost data during the transfer process, click here to know how to recover files lost during transfer or move.

Step 1: Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E key. 

Step 2: Go to the folder, and select the files that you were unable to access. 

Step 3: Once you select the files, right-click, from the drop-down menu, and click on the Cut or  Copy option to copy the selected files.

Step 4: Go to any safe location or drive and paste the copied files there. You can just right-click, and from the drop-down menu, click on the paste option.

Method 3: Run a scan to Find and Remove any Virus 

We have always recommended our readers to use only reliable antivirus. Installing and using good antivirus software is a small routine with big rewards. It can forestall a lot of serious problems. To prevent any unexpected virus attack.

As mentioned earlier, a virus attack can make your files or folder corrupt and unreadable. You can run a quick scan to find and get rid of any unwelcome guests aka viruses. Which can eventually make your files, folder, or directory accessible.

Method 4: Disable or Turn Off the Active Antivirus Software

This may sound contradictory to the previous method.
At times your antivirus software might think a specific set of files or folders to be harmful to your system, so they end up restricting the access. So we suggest you disable your anti-virus software and check if the files are accessible or not.
If the issue still persists then carry forward to the next set of instructions.

Method 5: Run Disk Error check to Fix the Corrupt Disk.

The easiest troubleshooting method to fix and repair any minor corruptions in the drive. Try to scan the drive where you have installed Windows. Usually, it is saved in the folder (C:) drive. Follow the steps to scan the local drive.

Step 1: Simultaneously press Windows + E keys, to open File Explorer.

Step 2: Then in the left pane find and right-click on This PC.

Step 3: Right-click on the Local Disk (C:), from the drop-down menu, click on Properties.

Step 4: In the properties window, click on the Tools tab, then click on the Check button, under the Error Checking.

click on check button to start the error check and fix corruption

Step 5: If you have not logged in as an admin, then the system will prompt you to log in as an admin.

Step 6: Once the process begins, kindly wait till it ends, the operation will be helpful in fixing all sorts of minor issues related to it.

If you are still facing the issue kindly use the next method.

Method 6: Run CHKDSK to Eliminate Corruption

CHKDSK, which is also pronounced as check disk. Is an inbuilt command tool to check, find and repair any issues or errors present on the hard disk of your Windows computer.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to run CHKDSK in order to resolve Windows error 0x80070570:

Step 1: Type and search for Command Prompt, in the taskbar. And do not forget to run the command prompt as an administrator.

run chkdsk as administrator to solve the error code 0x80070570

Step 2: Type in the following command. Chkdsk e:  /r. And hit Enter.

Where the letter “e” denotes the drive on which you faced the error. And the letter “r” is to repair the files in the selected drive.

enter the above mentioned command to start repairing the corrupt drive

Step 3: Once the command is received, the operating system will start to repair the disk. Kindly wait till the process gets complete.

wait till the process is completed and check if the error code 0x80070570 is solved or not

Method 7: Use Windows Startup Repair to fix Corrupt File or Directory

Windows Startup Repair is an advanced feature that provides many options linked with system recovery and repair. This is designed to fix any serious issues with the system or issues with the system’s C drive.

You can follow the steps mentioned:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + I key to open settings.

Step 2: From the main screen, click on the Update & Security option.

click on update and security option

Step 3:  From the left pane click on the Recovery option, under Advanced Startup, click on Restart now button. 

click on Recovery and select restart now option to 
 resolve the windows error code

Step 4: In the startup options click on Troubleshoot,  go to Advanced Options, click on the Startup Repair option.

Step 5:  The startup repairing process will be started now, you have to wait till the process gets completed. Once the process has been completed the startup options and firmware might have been repaired.

But if the problem still persists, you might have to format the drive to regain access. However, if you have important data saved on the computer, it is strongly recommended that you recover the data before formatting. Remo Recover is capable of recovering files from an inaccessible or even a formatted drive. Download and get back your important data now!!!

5 simple steps to Recover Data from Any Storage Device

Step 1: Download and Install Remo Recover, on your Windows system.

Step 2: Launch the software and connect the external storage device, which was getting error prompts or has gotten corrupt.

Step 3: From the main screen, click on Recover Partitions and also select the Drive from where you want to recover data. Hit the Scan button.

click on recover partitions to recover data from corrupt hard disk

Step 4: After the completion of the recovery process, the tool will display all of the recovered files in Data View and File Type View. select the files you want to save.

Step 5: Preview the recovered files, and check the efficacy of the tool. In case you didn’t find your desired files, then hit the Deep Scan option.

preview the recovered files from the corrupted drive

Step 6: Once you are satisfied we the performance of the tool, kindly activate the software by purchasing the activation key. And save the recovered files to any safer location of your choice.

save the recovered files onto a safe location

Once you have successfully recovered the data and made sure that it is saved in a safe location, you can then proceed to format the drive.

Method 8: Format The Hard Disk to solve the Error 0x80070570

Formatting the disk solves most corruption issues as it installs a fresh file system on the drive and disregards the old corrupted one. Follow the steps carefully to format the hard disk (or any storage device). 

A word of caution. Formatting leads to permanent loss of data. In case you have accidentally formatted an external hard drive and lost all your data, click here to find out how to recover data from any formatted hard disk.

Format the Disk in Disk Management:

Step 1: Search for Disk Management in the search bar. Connect the corrupt external drive.

Step 2: Right-click on the drive that you want to format.

format the drive which is showing the error code 0x80070570

Step 3: Check Perform a quick format option.

Step 4: Click on OK.

Signs that Indicate the File or Directory is Corrupted

A file system is responsible for the organization of your data on a storage drive. If it has gotten corrupt, you find one or more of the following signs:

1) If your system is taking forever to access and load data on the hard drive of your system. 

2) If you are repeatedly constantly getting unwelcomed errors and displeasing virus and malware prompts, it is a sign that your file or directory has gotten corrupt.

3) Unexplained absence of the data or loss of information.

4) Your Operating system has become awfully slow.

5) Unexpectedly your internal hard disk is running out of space or showing low disk space.

Windows error code 0x80070570 or not, if you are facing one or more of these errors, there is a problem with your file system.

Conclusion:

Here we have talked about Windows error 0x80070570 and various methods that have been tried and tested to resolve the issue. We also discussed Remo Recover, and how it can be used to retrieve data after corruption errors on any storage device. Do follow the proper regimen while handling storage drives to avoid any kind of data loss or OS issues.

In case you are still facing any trouble or issues with our tool, kindly contact our support team. Hope you have found this article helpful.  If you have any additional queries or questions that you would like to ask. Feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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John Harris

Senior Editor, Content Analyst and a fan of exceptional customer service. John develops and publishes instructional and informational content regarding partition management, Windows hot-fixes, data management and computer troubleshooting.

As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

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