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Cant Open external USB3 folder or Delete it.

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I cant access a large folder of videos on my USB WD drive, message comes up: "drive needs formatting" But all other folders seem ok.

So is this most likely a corrupt or damaged area of the drive?

I try deleting it so I can just re copy the contents from other drive but says: "An unexpected error is preventing the operation" Error: 0x80070091:The directory is not empty.

What should I do?

Maybe run recuva but that would take ages with videos if it does work,
Is there some way to forcefully delete the folder?
Or is this a sign the drive is ruined & I should get a new one?

thanks.
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You need to convert your usb3 to the ntfs file format- theres probably a file in there too big for fat32

http://www.howtogeek.com/58953/how-to-convert-a-hard-drive-or-flash-drive-from-fat32-to-ntfs-format/

Drive is most likely fine but run disk check to be sUre
   
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