Corruption is the unwanted, unintentional and accidental change of data so that it is no longer usable.

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Certain file types (INDD and XLS) routinely corrupt on our Windows Server share

We have recently moved to a Windows Server 2012 R2 (I think) network share, which our office of ~30 people access via Windows machines on a domain. Routinely, but sporadically, InDesign INDD and ...
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A Microsoft Project file, mpp, hangs or crashes Project 2010

I have an MPP file, totally created in Project 2010, either hangs or causes Project 2010 to crash. It seems that there's some corruption in it. I have tried downloading some (few) solutions out there, ...
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Corrupt DLL “Netutils.dll”

I have never encountered this particular error before so any help will be fantastic. I had a computer reported to me that wouldn't allow the user to log in, then the user reported that they couldn't ...
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Difficulty removing corrupt directory

I have two disks in raid 0. I ran fsck on them and long story short, didn't fix it completely. I found it is all in a single directory. I dont mind losing this dir completely so i tried to rm it. I ...
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How can I protect my HD from corruption/scrambling on the software side?

I am in a situation where I regularly suffer brief flickers in my electricity (getting fixed soon, it's horrible) and I fear it's going to affect the health of my work desktop. The obvious solution is ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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Corrupted RTF file

My PC locked up while I was editing an .rtf file which got corrupted - when I try to open the file in Wordpad now it starts with HTML code: (removed leading html bracket) <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ...
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One virtual machine in VMware fusion always says “Internal error”

I was working on my virtual machine and went to use the web browser in the host operating system and when I came back VMware Fusion was saying an error about space and that the vmdk may be ...
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Pr0blem!! Unable to add/remove tiles in clean Windows 8 installation

I can't add/remove tiles to my start screen because right clicking does NOT bring up a menu. I have a clean install of windows 8.1. When I right click a tile it does put a check mark on it, but no ...
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Is my SD card physically broken?

I have a 64GB Kingston Micro SD card that I am wondering if could be physically broken since I am completely unable to repair or restore it. I have no data on it to worry about, so I only want to ...
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Why is Microsoft Word 2007 removing spaces between words?

I'm working with another person and sharing Microsoft Word documents with them via dropbox and I'm using Word for Mac 2011 and they are using Word 2007 on windows. When they open one of the shared ...
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Corrupted MySQL index caused data-loss! How to recover data?

Introduction to my problem is following. A few days ago I wasn't able to start MySQL service in Wamp! Well, I was google-ing a lot to find solution why it doesn't start and some guy suggested to ...
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Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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Is my USB corrupted?

I rarely safely eject my USB flash drive after I have finished with it and now, every time I plug it in to a Windows computer, it comes up with the message 'Do you want to scan and fix your flash ...
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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [closed]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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What should I do about corrupt data in an SD card?

I have an SD card (32GB Sandisk Extreme I think) which has recently been corrupted in some way. It is used in an SLR camera which has its own hardware issues (sometimes things happen when you don't ...
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CHKDSK: What option DOES NOT delete files and turn them into .chk files?

I had a recent power outage while using my computer, with a 1TB hard drive being directly accessed as the power went out. When the power came back on, and I rebooted my computer, one of my 1TB hard ...
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Why is Word for Macintosh losing author attribution upon each save and not showing spelling errors?

I'm using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and have one document that behaves differently than others when doing change tracking. For some reason, only in this document, whenever I save, all change ...
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How to repair .NET framework 4 installation on Windows 8

My mscorlib.dll seems to be corrupt. I tried reinstalling from the standalone .NET 4 installation package, but .NET 4 is integrated into Windows 8.1. Is there a way to repair it? I have tried System ...
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CheckSUR (System Update Readiness Tool) — (log+screencast)

Having stubborn corruption issues on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have tried hard to solve this for almost 2 weeks now, without success.. I'm a bit surprised/offended to find myself being forced ...
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Unzip error “End-of-central-directory signature not found”

I have a ZIP file that open in Windown/MS Word, (actually it is a .DOCX file). Opening it with LibreOffice / Mac produces: General Error. General input/output error. File says: ../Commission ...
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Office 2010 “OSETUP.DLL digital signature does not validate or is not present”

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I downloaded a (paid, legitimate) copy of Microsoft Office 2010 in ISO format. I followed the directions provided, first using 7-zip to unpack the ISO and then, when ...
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Why is 200 (octal) being subtracted from bytes written to / read from disk?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a P8P67 Deluxe Asus motherboard, with 3 x 1TB+ WD Caviar Green SATA disks. When I run: cp /media/X/ubuntu.iso /media/Y/ubuntu.iso cmp -l /media/X/ubuntu.iso ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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What happened to my hard drive and how can I fix it?

I was using my computer and then suddenly my secondary hard drive stopped working. I was playing a game that was on the hard drive and then it stopped loading, the game crashed, and I got a error ...
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One user of computer having trouble opening Excel file from Outlook attachment

There's an office at work here that is shared by 4 different users (1 for each shift). They all have their own unique logins. There is one user that is having problems where when she tries to open ...
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Github installation fails on windows

I tried installing git hub about 3 months ago, and then again today. It's the same error i get while installation saying git hub setup corrupt. Here is the link i try to download from. And it fails ...
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can't access server share on 1 computer

On the First computer a server share that used to work now gives me a message that I do not have access permissions On a second computer the share works just fine both machines can access other ...
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Chronic file system corruption

So I've been working in the computer repair biz for 5+ years now, not much is new to me. I've got this computer, what I thought was an open and shut scenario, the original BSOD was 0x07B. Ran the ...
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Is it possible to tell whether my backup data is corrupted?

After performing a backup of all my important files, I always try to do a cursory check by opening one of them to see if it is really there. But how do I know if all my data is backup safely without ...
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Corrupted CD shows accurate file size - Recoverable?

I received a CD at work that needs to be opened. Windows explorer crashes as soon I even click on the CD's icon in My Computer, yet it shows the size. It seems like windows is seeing something on the ...
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How does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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Corrupted Hard Drive, what are my options?

I was backing up all the photos from my wife's iPhone today when my 2 year old walked up to the computer and yanked the cable out of it. The drive seemed to be having a hard time getting going after ...
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txt file became unreadable

I used Notepad++ to write some text, I created txt file in Windows 8.1, I wrote a lot of text, I saved the file and turned off my computer (the file was encoded in utf-8). Now when I open the file all ...
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Corruption of LVM physical volume

Please help me with this recovery issue! I had tried putting a FreePBX install CD and went through the menus, and because I had selected "HA" mode, without warning it began overwriting the partition ...
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Windows 7 user is “Member Of” Administrators but Administrators doesn't have user in “Members”

In Windows 7, I would like to make Dalia a regular user instead of an administrator but I've the following issue, after I used some password recovery tool (don't remember) on the registry: There's a ...
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Cause of disk data corruption?

I have had in the recent weeks several cases of data corruption that occurred while copying files from one disk to another. Question is: what can be the cause, and how do I pinpoint it? Some clues: ...
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How do I fix corrupt files with 'sfc /scannow' in Windows 8.1?

I saw this question How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.", but it was for Windows ...
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My PC has problems noticing drives and booting Windows 8.1

The PC might suddenly notice the drive if I connect it with another device using just one cable or maybe two cables or do anything else that shouldn't have an effect on the pc like swap cables with ...
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How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”

In Windows 7, after running chkdsk C: /F /R and finding out that my hard disk has 24 KB in bad sectors (log is posted below), I decided to run Windows 7's System File Checker utility (sfc /scannow). ...
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FTP Upload Corrupting PDF

I have a 100kb PDF file that we'll call Test.pdf. I'm using FTP to put Test.pdf on my website. However, the PDF is corrupted when it arrives on the website. So as a diagnostic test, I ran: $ ...
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MicroSD not showing because of corruption

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro a few months ago which runs on full Windows 8.1 and I put a MicroSD 64GB (Kingston SDCX10) on it's MicroSD card slot and it is working properly. Today my cat tripped my ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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Corrupt display when upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.04.3

I'm using Vagrant to install the precise64 box (Ubuntu 12.04), then running apt-get update and apt-get -y upgrade near the start of the provisioning to upgrade it to 12.04.3 When aptitude is set up ...
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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Windows 7 profile folder corrupted

A variation of this was posted earlier but I couldn't fully understand the solution so I am asking again. When I logged into windows 7 earlier today it was looking rather different. The desktop theme ...