I have all kinds of files that I have downloaded from everywhere over the years scattered around my hard drives. I’m in the process of trying to organize them all and have run into a problem. Sometimes a file was not downloaded correctly (this was a big issue when Chromium first came out) and is thus corrupt. For media files, this is may be simple to determine (it requires actually opening and examining the file). For executables or other binaries, it is relatively difficult (executables may or may not crash, other binaries could be completely unknown). Archive files (eg ZIP, RAR, 7Z, EXE, ACE, etc.) however should be pretty simple, they have a built-in corruption detection facility.
My problem now is that I really don’t want to open and test each and every single archived file throughout my drive; that would be a nightmare. I’m looking for a utility that can automate the process.
Is there a program that can scan archive files on a drive and list the ones that are corrupt? Ideally it would be able to take plugins so that it can support additional, less common archive types such as LHA, UHA, ARJ, etc.
Thanks a lot.