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How can I create a file with invalid Windows timestamps?

I'd like to create a file with an invalid created/modified/accessed timestamp. To be invalid it should be a date and time before 12:00 midnight January 1, 1601 C.E. UTC
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Recovering corrupted files uploaded in wrong FTP mode

Some files were uploaded in the wrong mode to the FTP (via command line). I believe I have some binary files that were uploaded in TEXT mode and now I cannot open them. I dont have access to the ...
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Fixing damaged jpgs

Recently I stupidly deleted some photos I shouldn't have. I used a program to recover the photos, some of them came back in a corrupted condition like below with grey areas. Any idea on how to fix ...
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Can I save space in a Maildir by hard-linking identical message files?

Obviously, the answer to the question in the title is yes. But I really want to know if I can do it without breaking anything. I am using offlineimap to back up my Gmail account to a Maildir on my ...
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Corrupt external hard drive - Not being recognized [closed]

I have recently bought a Seagate Expansion 750GB external hard drive and for a little while it was working fine. However, I'm pretty sure I corrupted the drive since now it isn't being recognized by ...
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Pulling power damaging Windows 7 PC's

I have a situation where a few Windows 7 based PC's are basically experiencing a power cut every day, in other words they don't get to shut down - the power simply cuts. With XP there was never an ...
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Windows 7 - User profile corrupted?

Not sure if this is related to user profile corruption but I logged in today into my system and I saw 2 weird things... my IE8 icon has changed to a standard icon and if I right click on my computer ...
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Upgraded my Ubuntu server from Gutsy to Hardy and my Wordpress install got corrupted, help?

Upgraded my Ubuntu server from Gutsy to Hardy and my Wordpress install got corrupted. The front page and admin interface work, but all of the permalinks to individual blog posts are broken. Have ...
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Repairing a 3GP file

I was recording a video with my Droid when it froze. The resulting 3gp file was corrupted. I tried playing it in mplayer and VLC. My naive first attempt at repairing it was to try and rebuild a header ...
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Is there any virus that corrupts xml files?

I observed that some of my xml files (ssis dtsx packages basically) are getting corrupted randomly. What could be the possible reasons? I couldn't find any clue from system events or logs. Can this be ...
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Corrupted HDD - SATA 160G 5400rpm for Laptop

I have a laptop, a HP 6910P with a Hitachi 160g 5400rpm Sata. This HDD drive me nuts since few hours because I hadded 1go of ram (3 total) in the laptop and since, issue over issues... When I added ...
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Problem with git corrupted files

I have recently removed some folders from my git repos history using the following command: git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm -r --cached var' -- --all Unfortunately I cannot pull anymore ...
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Files downloaded with Firefox are often corrupt

For the past six months or more, when I download a file with Firefox, it will usually be corrupt. During those months, I've always kept Firefox up-to-date. I'm currently running 3.6.6 32-bit. Here ...
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Flash drive unable to save data properly?

My flash drive is unable to save data properly. Whenever I save files on my flash drive, it shows all data, and when I unplug it and plug it back in, it continues to shows all data (including ...
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I broke my MBR/Windows doesnt let me reformat!

I was trying to solve this and i used partimage to restore the MBR from a file. It completely wrecked my partitions. I now have 3, a 100mb, a large one and a 9mb. Windows XP complained and Windows 7 ...
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Keyboard key assignment corruption in Windows XP

Windows XP SP3 machine. Every so often (sometimes several times a day) my keyboard (or Windows, or something) decides that it is going to translate the keys I am typing. It's always the same ...
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Hard Drive corruption

Part1: I have a pretty annoying problem:( A few months ago, I bought a new computer. Its hard disk was SATA Hitachi 320 GB. I installed Windows 7 and everything ran fine. But after some weeks, Windows ...
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Cannot format USB-drive, corrupt?

I have a USB drive that I think is broken because all the files on it keeps getting corrupt. So I tried to format it and see if it helps. But just before the format is done I get an error that the ...
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Issue plaguing me for months - WinXP machine constantly getting network packets corrupted

Alright, guys, other than upgrading to Windows 7, which I don't have time to dedicate to, I have lost any hope. My Windows machine has started slowly corrupting random packets that it receives. It ...
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Adobe AIR Corrupt file

I got this software that requires adobe AIR, I've installed it and I keep getting this corrupt file message: AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Corrupt File The file or directory C:\$Mft is corrupt and ...
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Hard drive corrupts when fiddling with partitions

I've had problems with my hard drive ever since I got it a year ago. For the most part, it works fine, but whenever I try to do anything with partitions, namely adding or resizing, some of the data in ...
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Sfsync04 file is corrupted

I don't know exactly what I did, but somehow the sfsync04.sys (drivers) file is corrupt, and now I can't start my windows. That's the error startup repair gives me, and it is unable to correct it ...
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One quarter of screen corrupted on MacBook Pro

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro's screen - here's a video: http://yfrog.com/4wm63z For those who prefer words, if you divide the screen vertically into 4 columns, the second column is corrupted ...
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MicroSD card getting corrupted for no good reason

I recently bought an MicroSD card online. It's a Sandisk 16GB class 2. However, it has a nasty problem. Every time I fill it with my data, the fat tables get corrupted. I've tried reformatting it, ...
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Bad HD and robocopy

After my HD gave me crc errors I wanted to copy one drive to another and picked up a new 1TB hd. I am using the command robocopy G: J: /MIR /COPYALL /ZB First it tried copying the file a few times ...
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size of bad data on HD windows7

While using my external harddrive (NTFS) i had a crc32 error. Now i would like to see how much data is corrupted. If its a few KBs i wont mind but if its a few MB i should consider getting a new ...
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Corrupted files, hard drive test?

I'm currently on a macbook with a 1TB external hard drive connected trough a USB hub wich is connected on my macbook. The problem is, my disk, wich is partitioned in 2 (one HFS+ and one NTFS) keeps ...
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What can I do against file corruption?

Recently, almost every file I try to copy into my HDDs gets corrupted. When writing to the disk, some portion of the file is replaced by random bytes (Checked using Diff apps) There's no problem ...
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Is it possible to check an MP3 for data corruption?

I was listening to some older mp3s today and I released that some of my songs have pops and cracks in them. I assume this means that the file has some bad blocks. Is there software/script/etc that I ...
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How to get back partition information after power failure during format?

I recently began formatting a USB external drive in Windows when the power went off. When I powered the drive up again and connected it, the partitions don't show up under My Computer. When I go to ...
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Mouse curser gets “weird” when I move it between different monitors

I'm using a Windows 7 64-bit machine with two monitors side by side. Sometimes when I have a fullsreen application running on my main monitor and I am moving the mouse curser between the two ...
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Why does IE8 corrupt some zip files I download?

For some reason when I download zip files with IE8 I get Folder is invalid or corrupted while downloading with Firefox or Chrome I can open the file. Is there a fix for this?
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Aero bug in Windows 7

Have you seen anything like this before? Not always but permanently shows up this strange behaviour. What's the name of that problem? And - ofcoz:) - how can I solve it? I tried: driver update ...
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Non-restored Files Corrupted on System Restore

I restored Mac OS X 10.6.2 today (was 10.6.3 and not booting) by copying the system over from a backup. The data directories were not touched. In the data directories, I'm seeing some files as 0 ...
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Fixing corrupt files or corrupt file table on a USB drive?

I was doing a virus scan on an external USB drive while copying data over to it. While AVG was scanning my system got locked up I think due to the USB drive running out of space and it required a ...
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How to remove corrupted user profile directory in windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delete user profile on Windows 7 domain computer i accidentally deleted some of the NTuser files in my windows user directory(c/users/dinesh).. So i was logged on to a ...
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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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Why is a USB disk corrupted by Vista restore?

I have a laptop with Vista Business on an 80 GB disk. I have created a full backup and stored that on the original 80 GB drive. On my new 320 GB disk, I have created a partition with exactly the ...
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Does RAID 1 protect against corruption?

Does Raid 1 protect against data corruption? For example, let's say that I am keeping all of my important files on a NAS that uses 2 disks in a RAID 1. If one hard drive has some kind of internal ...
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Is it possible to regenerate firefox's profiles.ini from existing profiles?

I recently accidentally filled my home partition in Ubuntu. Before I realized what happened, I restarted Firefox because it was acting strangely (understandably). Now, when I start firefox with the ...
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Windows filesystem gets corrupted regularly

I've been assembling my own PCs for more than 15 years but this is the strangest error I have encountered yet. One day I switched on my PC just to find the registry was corrupted and Windows XP was ...
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Can a slow internet-connection corrupt a downloaded file?

When downloading a big file, can a slow internet connection cause it to corrupt?
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Microsoft Word 2007 opening all docs with field codes toggled off

Recently, something changed with my Microsoft Word 2007 installation/preferences on Windows XP, such that whenever I open a word document, all the field codes are displayed raw instead of as their ...
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Windows 7 Icons, Buttons, and Tabs corrupted…Professional 32-bit

The other day, about two or three ago, I was simply typing in a Microsoft Word document when my screen froze. After a few moments, it went black...I thought it was my vid hardware (dual nVidia 9800 ...
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Graphical corruption during Linux startup and shutdown - should I be worried?

For the last month, when starting up or shutting down my laptop under Linux, I would get graphical corruption. Startup has an colour inverted, grainy rendition of what should be displayed while ...
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Hard drives (SATA/ATA) corrupting

2 years ago I bought relatives a new computer for christmas and installed Ubuntu on it. Ever since then it has been experiencing problems with the hard drives. The hard drive supplied with the machine ...
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Error 0x6ba (RPC server is unavailable) when running sfc /scannow on Windows XP in Safe Mode

I think that my mup.sys file is corrupt. I received the following error when trying to access a network share that was located on my Windows 7 box, from my Windows XP box: No network provider ...
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Automated Scanning for Corrupted Archive Files

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. ...
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Excel 2007 'Corruption'- Named Ranges vanising, buttons losing Macros

I'm seeing a lot of weird things happening in some excel sheets I use. Some named ranges vanish Worksheet buttons 'forget' what Macro they should run Named ranges 'forget' what cells they pointed ...