I would appreciate any help.
I have a folder on a USB drive (Sandisk external SSD) which I can’t delete.
The folder is named as
found.001. If I try to remove it with
sudo rm -rf found.001 command, the error
rm: impossible to remove 'found.001/IndexerVolumeGuid': i/o error happens.
I also tried to unmount the drive, in order to properly run
fsck, but the following error happens, preventing the operation:
umount: /run/media/my_user/External_SSD: target is busy.
Any idea about that, please?
Thanks in advance.
This usually means that you have a terminal open that is in that dir or a file manager.
So, this is very strange, because I have no terminal or file manager open at this moment.
Due to all these problems, maybe this drive is starting to fail?
Can you change directory into it and make a list of what’s inside it ?
$ ls -lia
Sure. Here you go:
ls: não foi possível acessar 'IndexerVolumeGuid': Erro de entrada/saída
4755 drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 out 26 14:23 .
5 drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 out 26 14:40 ..
? -????????? ? ? ? ? ? IndexerVolumeGuid
The error above means “ls: impossible to access ‘IndexerVolumeGuid’: I/O error”
I’ll do a quick search. I’ll be back.
If you are inside this folder: go up one.
$ cd ..
This might not work if there’s a physical cable or controller problem but let’s try:
$ rmdir found.001
Well, no luck, unfortunately. The below error happens:
rmdir: falhou em remover 'found.001': Diretório não vazio
Translating it: failed when removing ‘found.001’: directory not empty"
While that just happened, do you see some red messages in your journal at the end about your controler:
$ journalctl -b 0
Just checked here, and no red messages.
Ok, I’ll let the big guns give you better feed back, I don’t want to abuse your time.
No problem. Thank you very much.
It looks like something that may be easier to sort out from your Windows installation.
Hi @BluishHumility ,
Thank you so much.
Your post did make me think a bit more, and I solved the issue just by opening Nautilus as root and from that deleting the folder normally.
That is curious; I would not have expected that to work if
sudo rm -rf did not work. But glad to hear you got it sorted out!
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