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Error 0x80070570


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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model


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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.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    Works 550w
    MSI "M-Box"
    Water Cooled
    Dell Keyboard
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Chrome/IE 10
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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