E:\ “The directory is invalid.” in Windows 10

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I am using a sunglasses that can record and I'm trying to access it but every time I plug it into my laptop. I begin receiving an error that says: E: "The directory is invalid.". Before it began the spamming of this error, in Windows 10, it had asked if you want something about the removable device and an option to access its system files. So, I had clicked on it and it then begun the spamming of this error. After unplugging and plugging it in, it continues. Key notes: When plugged in, I notice the drive appear for a second and disappear, which is when the error pops up.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    There are several causes behind this issue. Please take all necessary backups before doing anything. You can try to run this command, by using command prompt, like, chkdsk /f E: and press enter key. Or you can try to make a clean boot to overcome this issue, The procedure is here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows#!en-in%2Fhelp%2F929135%2Fhow-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows
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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thing, you can run a anti virus to make sure that there is no virus on your system. For this purpose, you can run MWAV (a free tool) to check the same in safe mode (recommended).
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  • Vezeko
    I had actually cleaned my computer and restored it to default before plugging this item in. Also, I've tried doing the command in command prompt. Alas, it can't find the device due to it being deleted. As for the clean boot, what exactly does that do?
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  • ToddN2000
    What kind of glasses? You might want to contact the mfg ask see what happens if your computer does not see the device when connected. It's possible the storage media may be damaged. As a tip, whenever you have a USB connected don't just unplug it. You can damage the device and make it unusable. Always disconnect the device before the removal.
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  • Vezeko
    The glasses is an excelvan. (Kind of like a spyglasses or recorder glasses, hands free) Also, there was no way to remove/eject the device since it gets deleted every time I plug it in. At first, it gave me a message saying something about the removable device and that if I wanted to configure it. I recall clicking it, and now, it repeatedly spams a message saying that error when the device is plugged to the laptop.
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  • ToddN2000
    Did it give you any option on how to configure the device, like file format to use? Not all computers use/support the same format depending on the OS of the computer that are being used on. If you computer does not recognize the device try another USB port if one is available or another computer to see if the glasses may have been damaged. There are a few YouTube videos that may help you out.
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  • Vezeko
    Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing. Is just that I have two USB ports that have the initials of "SS" and two other USB ports with not initials of "SS". I plan on trying on another laptop or computer to see if it occurs in there too. (I tried on all USB ports on this laptop) I've also tried finding this issue on YouTube, but not much can be found. I'll probably have to resort to that clean booting.
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  • ToddN2000
    Read some of the reviews on the glasses and they are so-so but they said for $20 they are not that bad. Depending on how often they are used you may have an issue with the ribbon cable in the arm of the glasses that goes to the camera breaking. A lot cheaper that the Google glasses they tried to sell us a while back and be on a waiting list to get. Not sure if they have a support line or help forums on their website.
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  • bhannah
    There is another possibility here too. There is the possibility that the laptop is trying to assign the USB to an already in use port / Drive letter. If this is the case, then it will return an error such as the one you have received. Before plugging the sunglasses into a USB port look to see if the Drive E is already in use for something else. If it is then when you plug the sunglasses in then you will receive E Error. In this case you can go to manage the drives and see the the two that are conflicting and changed the Sunglasses to a another drive letter.
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  • Vezeko
    How to look for if the Drive E is already in use?
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  • Vezeko
    I've already checked on Device manager in Disk Drives and when I plug in the cord, it shows a new device. Though there is nothing to do with it, nothing to update or anything. The only other drive there is just the local disk with "(C:)". Right now, is asking me to "Removable Disk (E:) Select to choose what happens with removable drives. " 
    Once I click on that repeating message (Cause it repeatedly spams it), it leads me to "Choose what to do with removable devices. -and one option that just says: Configure storage settings". 
    (I won't click that knowing full well that it will spam another message with Invalid E:\.)
    The primary issue is that it repeats the message and doesn't register the device normally into the laptop. Like, when you connect a USB to the laptop, it will show the device and a message will pop up like any other. 
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  • Vezeko
    Ok, I found another device under the Portable Device tab of Device Manager. There is one device that has a "E:\". There is no ability to update it as it is already updated/best.
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  • Vezeko
    Under the tab of Disk Drives, there are only two devices. One is something else, and another is the device that I plugged in. "GENPLUS USB-MSDC DISK A USB DEVICE". Upon disabling it, It stops the repeating messages. Upon enabling it, it briefly shows the actual drive message: "USB Drive (E:) Select to choose what you...." -before it ejects/deletes the drive/device itself and begins spamming a message of removable devices whatnot.
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  • Vezeko
    Uninstalling it didn't help either.
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  • ToddN2000
    When it asks "what to do with removable devices" do you have an option to select file explorer? If so select that so when you connect the device you can just navigate to your video(s) on the device.
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  • Vezeko
    Upon clicking the removable devices, another message pops up that asks you what to do with it. Which only one option is available. -and that is the configure storage settings. If I were to click that... then the spams of "E:\ Invalid.... etc..." would occur.
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  • Vezeko
    Also keep in mind that it resets, the reason it spams must be because it disconnects and reconnects.
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  • ToddN2000
    One more question. Have you added an additional memory card to the glasses for storage? It may be that it's not compatible (to large or possibly speed). It's sounding more like a defective product.
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  • Vezeko
    I got refunded from it, so I'm fine. - but even then. I'm curious as to what is the real problem and if there is any solution to it. Well, free product. :)
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  • Vezeko
    Also, I hadn't done nothing to it. Meaning, the first time I tried accessing the storage or whatnot on my laptop resulted in errors.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    Maybe the driver was not compatible with the OS.
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