"ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error" only for 1 folder

lu flag

I am using Ubuntu 21.04, Gnome 3.38.5.

Just 1 folder gives me:

ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error

the rest of the Hard Disc works fine. It happened while the external hard disc was moved during transfer and obviously the transfer stopped. I am also getting a

fsck from util-linux 2.36.1

when i run

sudo fsck /dev/sdc1


sudo fsck.ext4 /dev/sdc1

Gives me

e2fsck 1.45.7 (28-Jan-2021)
/dev/sdc1 is in use.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

Now i can't see any files inside it and also, even though i was copying not moving, the files are nowhere.

I have checked those resources none seems to give me a solution:

Error in brand new External Hard Drive: "ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error"

Error in brand new External Hard Drive: "ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error"

ls: reading directory ................': Input/output error

Input/Output Error When Trying to Access Certain Directories

Edit: added extra info

guiverc avatar
cn flag
You've not provided any OS & release details; nor any messages that you read (or viewed in logs if you missed them). The messages are where I'd first look for clues (in logs if you didn't see them on the display).
xbass540 avatar
lu flag
ok thans @guiverc i have now added as much info as i could.

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