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Fix 'Can't read from the source file or disk' error and regain access to your data

Full solutions for 'Can not read from the source file or disk' error are available here. Try them to fix the issue and regain access to your data if you get the error message while copying, deleting or moving files from PC to external hard drive/SD card, USB flash drive, etc or vice verse in Windows 10/8/7.

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Error Message: Can't read from the source file or disk 

"My internal hard drive is full and it dramatically slows down my Windows 10 laptop. Then, I bought a new external hard drive and wanted to transfer some data from the PC to the new drive. So, I could free up more space. But when it gets to a certain point, it always says "Can't read from the source file or disk" and name a certain file that can't be read. Is there any way to fix the issue?"

Can't read from the source file or disk error

Many users have reported that they got "Can't read from the source file or disk" error message while copying, deleting or moving files from one location to another. For example from a PC to an external hard drive/SD card, USB flash drive, etc or vice verse in Windows 10/8/7. If you happened to be annoyed by this issue, please don't worry! The solution below may help you.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1. Recover Data from the Hard Disk Select and scan hard drive > Preview found files > Recover lost hard drive data...Full steps
Method 2. Format the Disk Connect to the PC > Click Control Panel > Click Administrative Tools...Full steps

Firstly, recover data from the hard disk

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Step 1. Select the drive where you lose your data and click "Scan".

select and scan the hard drive

Step 2. Use "Filter" or "Search" to find the lost files when the scan completes.

Preview lost hard drive data

Step 3. Select all the files you want and click "Recover". Then, browse another secure location to save them.

recover data from hard drive

Secondly, format the disk to permanently remove "Can't read from the source file or disk" error message

After retrieving all your files, you can try disk management tool to format your external hard drive, SD card or USB flash drive to permanently remove "Can't read from the source file or disk" error message. It easy and just takes simple steps!

  1. 1. Connect the device to the PC.
  2. 2. Type Control Panel in the search box. Click "Control Panel".
  3. 3. Click "Administrative Tools".
  4. 4. Click "Computer Management".
  5. 5. Click "Disk Management".
  6. 6. Right-click on the drive or device to format and click on "Format".
  7. 7. Select the file system and set the cluster size.
  8. 8. Click "OK" to format the disk.

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