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Error 0x80070570

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Error 0x80070570


    Hello,
    I keep getting this error when I try to create or delete a folder. I also cannot use applications which create temporary folder such as WinRAR.
    The error says this:
    "An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
    Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
    I tried all the possible options to solve this problem except for reinstalling the Windows.
    Please help!

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I looked that up- It's an old error - From Vista days. Does this happen with WinRAR from every folder? It sounds like a permissions thing, but I would not mess with folder permissions in Windows 8 unless I had to. But you can make a "downloads" folder, and set the permissions to "Administrators" for that and see if it still happens. From there we can figure out were to go.

    You can also try "unlocker" - You can get it at Major Geeks. It detects as a virus in some AV but it is safe. It has to take ownership of the object you use it on, sometimes AV apps detect that ability as a virus.

    I dug around more, and it seems like this is a common problem when INSTALLING Windows 7 (And Probably Windows 8 as well as it uses some of the same installation steps).

    The best I can find, is that you have some kind of Install process that never completed right, and it's still running, locking out access to the drive. That just from the bits and pieces of the discussions I found. There is no MS Technet discussion of it. Microsoft like to name and number these errors, just to identify that there have been 80,070,570 (80 MILLION) kinds of Windows Errors. They assign a 0x800... number but never tell you what the frell it MEANS.
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