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Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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734 views

“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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1answer
61 views

Reboot while repartitioning HDD left me with corrupt files

I'm trying to get used to the feeling that I might never be able to recover my lost files. Meanwhile, I'll try to explain the situation, hoping that someone might suggest a solution: My HDD is made ...
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1answer
121 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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Seagate external hard drive shortcut issue

I have a Seagate external hard drive which normally works perfectly fine. When I plug it in and try to open it, all my folders show as shortcuts. When I attempt to open the shortcuts, it tells me: ...
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1answer
373 views

What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?

I have an image in a folder on my Macbook that is used to store files for rotation as my background. The folder contains about 20 photos, and I haven't moved or modified the folder in nearly a year. ...
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1answer
123 views

1TB hard drive issues

I have a problem with my secondary 1 TB hard drive. When I copy large amounts of video files to it for storage it "disappears" after a bit. I have to re-boot to see the drive again. The drive always ...
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1answer
163 views

Monitoring operations on HDD on Linux

I want to monitor operations on HDD in Linux. I tried iotop, but I want to know which file is being modified. Is there any tool to do that?
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Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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What applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Application for statistics (on Windows)?

TL;DR Could you suggest any programs that makes statistics (e.g. stored in files as logs) of what applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Longer explanation Sometimes I ...
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Problem deleting files in Windows 7

Happens sometimes but frequently enough to be a pain in the bum. I press Del or Shift + Del but the file stays there. Then when I try to delete it again, it says that I need permission from the Admin. ...
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Harddrive issues dual boot ubuntu

I'm not familiar with how dual boot systems work. I was told I had to defrag my hard drive so that when I installed ubuntu it would have it's own virtual space. This raises the question: If I delete ...
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1answer
153 views

Page file problem

I installed Windows on my new SSD and for about a day I had a HDD connected to the computer. I moved the page file to the HDD, but at some point I decided to ditch the HDD altogether and put it in my ...
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2answers
118 views

File system performance: cylinder vs. track

Why is it better for blocks belonging to the same file to be on the same cylinder as opposed to being on the same track?
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77 views

Is often “append to file” operation harmful for HDD?

Does hard disk drive get any damage if I open a file, append some short data to it and close it many times in a second? A program actually does that, not me...
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Is it possible to find out if someone viewed or copied data from usb drive and/or CD/DVD?

I think the title summarizes the question. If that is not clear, leave a comment and I'll clarify further. EDIT: By the way, I'm interested if it's possible even if it's not ethical as long as it ...
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Windows - Delayed Write Failed error on USB hard drive

I've got a new Verbatim 1.5TB USB hard drive (Samsung HD154UI) and I'm finding myself completely unable to fill it. I'm using Windows XP. Whenever I try to copy a load of files over, it works for ...
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chkdsk doesn't repair the file system problem I have, now what

Operating system is Windows XP w/SP3. While running Paragon Disk Wiper, to clean the unused portion of my system partition of garbage, it belches and comes up with this error "Incorrect dir structure ...
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Mounting a drive in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine that previously had XP installed on it. The machine has 2 HDD (hard disk drives). I opted to install Ubuntu completely over XP. I am new to Linux, and I am ...