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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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0answers
45 views

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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2answers
165 views

Some files are being corrupt in external hard drive

I have the LaCie Hard Disk Max 2TB . I've noticed that some of my files (in very rare cases) are corrupted in this storage . Most of them are songs (.m4a , .mp3) . The only option was to find again ...
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1answer
60 views

File Possibly Corrupted

I have a question on another stackexchange site and it was mentioned that my file might be corrupt. Is there a way to verify this? I have access to mac/windows and the file will not open on either ...
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1answer
114 views

Corrupt file indicative of corrupt hard drive?

I have noticed that two files on my (almost full) 2 TB hard drive have been corrupted. One file has 20 kB (!) corrupted, i.e. consecutive 20 kB have changed, even though the modification date of the ...
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1answer
451 views

How Do I Troubleshoot Corrupt Downloads

I won't try to get this all documented in this first post, as I am sure you folks will have a ton of questions for me. I am having problems with my home LAN. For several weeks I have been having ...
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How do I fix a Google Chrome corrupt settings file?

I fired up the computer today just to be met by a message saying that the Google Chrome settings file is corrupt. Oh well, I thought, and googled it. And to my surprise nobody seems to be getting ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I recover a corrupted .txt file?

Recently I often edited a txt file with Notepad++ on Windows XP and gedit on Linux (Mint). During shutdown on windows, it seems, that file was corrupted. This is the second time that this happens and ...
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Corrupted CSS File

Recently today, the power went out unexpectedly while i was editing one of my css files. after the power came back, i rushed to check if the file was ok but it wasn't :( it was corrupted, when opened ...
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2answers
266 views

Remove a corrupted file in a Fedora based system

How to remove a file that is corrupted? In Linux (Fedora based), when I type: ll I get drwxr-xr-x. 2 dmiller3 dmiller3 4096 Jul 26 13:57 SomeFile ?????????? ? ? ? 4096 Jul ...
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1answer
238 views

Why do most songs in my media collection play twice? - Corrupt media?

Problem: Whether I'm playing the media with Rhythmbox on Ubuntu, Winamp on Windows, or my Nokia N95's media player, most of my audio files (OK, maybe only 40%) play twice. Info: I have a 500GB ...
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2answers
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Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
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2answers
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My rundll32.exe file is corrupt, how do I fix it?

The other day I got a virus on my laptop (Windows XP), but Adaware found it and removed it. Not soon enough though, because it corrupted my rundll32.exe file. Now I can't run almost any application ...
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2answers
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Spurious alleged file corruption on Windows 7

Recently my Laptop sometimes warns about corrupted files on the hard drive (Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 TM). This has only happened so far when updating (or checking out) an SVN repository with either ...
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2answers
99 views

Losing windows XP files. How to retrieve them?

I have a portable 500 GB HDD. For the last few days, all files of some folders are getting kind of corrupted. I can't access/delete them. Here is an example. If I try to access these ...
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5answers
1k views

Can a slow internet-connection corrupt a file?

When downloading a big file, can a slow internet connection cause it to corrupt?
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1answer
217 views

Recently-written files suddenly dropping to 4kb - OSX

I've got a bit of a problem here... I've got a render-farm full of machines that are writing to a central disk, and, sometimes, after it's written an image sequence (DPX files, 12Mb per frame), about ...
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1answer
312 views

File structure corruption after installing ubuntu

I am using Windows 7, when I installed ubuntu and ran it for the first time everything was going fine,I booted ubuntu and accessed my FAT32 and NTFS partitions. After restarting ubuntu, I booted to ...
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1answer
948 views

Active Desktop cannot be restored on Win XP

This is more of a major annoyance than anything that's stopping me from doing my work, but I somehow seem to have had Active Desktop on my work XP machine get corrupted and now can't get it back ...
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2answers
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read only files in Ubuntu

Something has gone weird with Ubuntu 8.4 on my computer. Somehow, many files, docs and audio have decided to become "read only". Other files (that I own) are denying permission to view, move copy or ...