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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 robots=...
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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 ...
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Excel says my files are corrupted, but they are not

How can I fix my Excel files? many of them show this error message. we found a problem with some content in <file-name-here> Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust ...
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BSOD on VHD on new SSD after a friend played some 'custom' MineCraft… Malicious rootkit virus? MBR corrupt

SPEC: Dell XPS 420 with (almost brand) new Vertex OCZ SSD. Hardware tests seem ok. Hi guys, like a couple of folks have mentioned, I'm having BSOD issue (0x0000007b - 'no boot device') all of a ...
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After a pen-drive was corrupted, other pen-drives are also not working

Let me explain what happened. I was creating bootable usb for Windows 8.1 preview using cmd. And I'm sure all commands were typed perfectly. In the end while copying using xcopy command, some error ...
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Corrupt Windows 7, Chkdsk finds errors continuously after multiple tries

My Windows 7 instance is all corrupt on my Dell XPS laptop (my kid hibernated it as it was starting). I got the Windows 7 installation disc and I try to repair the installation. The repair goes ...
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The USB mouse sticks in Windows 7 after automatic attempt to fix the boot

Avast Antivirus asked me to delete a probable virus and to restart to perform a checking. I had to stop the checking at the middle of the procedure as I needed the computer. It was imposible to turn ...
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Random crash then “a disk read error has occurred”

So out of the blue today when my computer was tabbed out of a game things got laggy and my computer crashed with a scrambled corrupt version of my screen making me think it was the GPU overheating. ...
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How can multiple windows 8 installations exist on 1 system without interfering with each other?

The Windows 8 installation that was supplied with a particular machine is locked with no admin privileges so to enable personalised use of the hardware I need to have a completey separate version of ...
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Secondary drive corrupted/not reading

When I connect my Seagate Barracuda to the computer, it shows up on the list of drives in Windows Explorer, but right clicking on it crashes Windows Explorer, opening it won't do anything, and I ...
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Debian raspberry pi crashes when writing to SD-card

So after a day of having my pi crash when doing apt-get upgrade and wget i reinstalled debian only to find that the problem remained on the clean system. i did a badblocks read-only test which showed ...
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How do you fix a laptop with a corrupt hard drive and encrypted bios?

I have a laptop with a fully encrypted hard drive. Recently, the drive got corrupted and I am unable to boot up the laptop. The bios is password-protected so I cannot change the boot drive. Is there ...
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rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files

Out of all the music players I have, only Windows Media Player is able to play my .mp3 file produced from an rtmpdump of a audio stream. All my other media players, even VLC player are unable to ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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How to conduct a rolling data corruption test of a network connection?

I had problems installing some software packages on a Windows XP computer. I started troubleshooting the problem and at the end I decided to do a cryptographic test, and bingo! I had found the reason ...
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SD Card Not Detected…Any Last Resorts?

I've got a 16GB Class 10 SD card that I've been using in my Raspberry Pi. It became unresponsive last night and my only other option was to pull the plug, which I know was more than likely to cause ...
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Cannot delete files or format MicroSD card

I have a 2 GB SanDisk MicroSD card. I normally use this card in my Nikon camera but ever since I used it in a Brother printer, I cannot delete any of the files, write or format the card. I've ...
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In Command Prompt, chkdsk won't run at all

I am unable to boot into Windows 8 after restarting during when some mysterious process was using 50% Disk Activity. So, the first thing I'm trying is chkdsk, but it doesn't run at all. It simply says ...
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Pictures folder on 1 TB external hardrive corrupted and became an extentionless unreadable file

My 1 TB external drive where I keep most of my photos has corrupted. My Pictures folder has become an extentionless file which cannot be opened. The other folders appear to be OK but I don't use ...
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Why does my exFAT USB drive need repair whenever I accidentally unplug it?

Whenever I accidentally unplug my USB exFAT drive without ejecting it first, it either becomes read-only or disappears altogether from my file system when I plug it back in. I have to run a repair ...
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How to redownload windows after a corruption [duplicate]

Is there a way to download a copy of windows 7 Home Premium and use my product key that came with my laptop to get windows back? I lost windows by upgrading to a ssd and not properly setting it up. So ...
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Files seem corrupted via USB, but device can play them

I have a portable media player with audio recording. I can play the files directly on the device, and navigate its folders using builtin controls. But if I attach it to a computer using a USB cable, ...
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Something is corrupting my system files especially javascript

Strange things are happening to my PC. My files are corrupting automatically Copy paste behave strangely some time I am a web developer, and I see my JavaScript files are corrupting ...
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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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user deletion and re-addition causing issues

On a windows server 2003 system I accidentally deleted a user account and immediately re-added it. Now on her local machine the profile is being ?corrupted? [and creating a temporary profile] running ...
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disk write cache buffer and separate power supply

Windows has a setting to turn off the write-cache buffer (see image) Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device To prevent data loss, do not select this check box unless the ...
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FTP corrupting subsequent aiff files from old mac to new mac

This is a bizarre one. So I am trying to xfer files from an old mac to a new mac, but the old one has no USB, no firewire, just ethernet. So I hooked it up the the network, downloaded fetch and ...
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Do flash-drives/memory-cards fail silently or is there a warning/error?

Scenario Currently, my various data files (the files I create myself and are thus irreplaceable), are spread out over several directories on a couple of system. I want to consolidate them all into ...
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How do files get corrupted? [closed]

I have a video data set that I'm reading with a Java library. Overnight, one of the video files became corrupted and broke my code (which hadn't changed since the night before). How could this happen? ...
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Bad superblock on /dev/md0

I have an mdadm RAID 5 array running on Debian Wheezy. It's comprised of 3x 2TB drives. I've obviously done something stupid, because now I can't mount it and it's throwing up the following error: ...
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ffmpeg/avconv getting file reports in time not offset

Using the advice from another superuser question I'm using the following to check video files for errors: avconv -v error -i myfile -f null - Unfortunately, this gives me an error in this format: [...
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Fixing a corrupt partition? (RAW data)

Apologies for misusing some terminology here... I'm attempting to fix a friend's laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) which was suffering from the error "disk error press any key to restart" on every boot, ...
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Unable to open corrupted xlsx file

Below is the error while I try to open the file: Excel cannot open the file '1.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that ...
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External hard drive unplugged while running iTunes…Corrupted files

I have nearly 2TB of Movies and TV Shows copied to iTunes on an external hard drive. Last night, I was unplugging a cord behind my desk and I accidentally unplugged my HD. Well, when I plugged it back ...
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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Corrupted database disk image [duplicate]

I have a corrupted sqlite .db file which cannot be opened in java because "the disk image is corrupted". I'd like a way to repair the database and recover as much data as I can, and make it openable. ...
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Photoshop CS6 Corrupted File recovery

Last night I was working on a client application mock-up in photoshop, but was goin to take a break from my work so I saved the .PSD file on my internal HDD and put my computer into stand-by mode once ...
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Remove corrupted files

For some mysterious reason, my computer formatted my 'Data' drive while I was running Windows 7. I managed to recover a large amount of the data to another drive using Test Disk in Ubuntu. Because the ...
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Does copying/moving emails in Outlook (2003) from one PST to another corrupt the new PST file?

Someone at work in the IT department is insistent that "it's bad practice to copy/move emails from one .PST file in Outlook into another, and this generally leads to corruption of the new PST file.". ...