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If it's a text file, can you do it? Maybe after using a HexEdit to edit out a few digits on the header or footer?

What if it's any other type of file?

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You didn't specify which OS. But your past posts have been Windows 7, so I'll assume. Windows 7 will rollback the changes if you cancel the file transfer, unless you pull the plug on Explorer.

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Yeah - I'm wondering what would happen if you pulled the plug (i.e. a power outage) –  InquilineKea Jul 29 '11 at 23:23
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Sometimes yes. Usually, NTFS will get to work rolling back the changes. –  surfasb Jul 29 '11 at 23:27

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