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Content suddenly converted to strange letters after save

I was working in a .docx Microsoft Word document, and when I hit save to save the document, all the characters were transformed to unknown characters, well unknwon characters to me at least, because ...
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Some images becoming corrupt when moving from digital camera to PC [closed]

I have two digital cameras, a Cannon PowerShot G9 and a Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot. The images are OK when played back on the cameras, but when downloaded from either camera, a small percentage of ...
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fix a corrupted JPEG file? [closed]

The most frustrating thing happened, I was rotating an image on my phone from an SD card and the SD card was "suddenly removed" or knocked out of place in my phone and the image was deleted. It wasn't ...
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repair corrupted PDF

I have already looked at: Repair corrupt PDF and Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat I tried ghostscript on both OS X and Windows. OS X gs gave the following error: GPL Ghostscript 9.06 ...
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Microsoft OneNote files in the future

I'm holding information on Microsoft OneNote files that i pretend to use later on, even like 30-40 years in the future. I will be always backing up those files, and i will go keeping them on ...
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Recover a corrupt .mpg file in Ubuntu

I have a .mpg file. The file is about 15 mins, but it stops playing at 7th minute. When I ran the ffmpeg error command : ffmpeg -v error -i test_dev.mpg -f null - 2>error.log I got the following ...
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Almost Immediate Corruption of Files and Directories from Windows

I'm having a problem I've never seen before in which Windows (8.1 x64) corrupts hard drives almost immediately. The hard drives remain largely functional, but after a week or so the hard drive ...
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Regenerate the missing or corrupt system recovery facility in a Windows 8 PC

How do you set up an advanced system recovery facility in Windows 8 if only the original (but, empty) recovery partition still exists -- i.e. if the original content has been lost/deleted from that ...
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Problems with NTFS USB drive after waking Windows from suspend

I accidentally removed a USB hard drive from a Windows computer in sleep mode (thought it was off) and wrote files to it on another computer, running Fedora. Now, the Windows machine is having ...
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Outlook can not recognize newer PDF version (like v1.7+) being attached to an email and treats it badly as plain text

When attaching PDF v1.7 to an email in Outlook, it's sent as: Content-Type: application/pdf; Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable When receiving such an e-mail under Linux (Thunderbird), the ...
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Markdown files corrupted after syncing in Dropbox

I like to take notes in Markdown format and save them to Dropbox. Today I tried to open one of my note files and discovered that the file extension had been changed to ".MD.blfwiqj". When I attempted ...
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File inconsistency… doesn't appear in 'ls -a' but it exists?

I’ve run rsync (3.0.6) on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard )to backup a folder form an external hard drive (FAT32) to another external hard disk (FAT32). Somehow certain files (and at times they change!) ...
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Recover a File that is Corrupted

I copied a file from a floppy disk to my hard drive. It is an excel spreadsheet. In the spreadsheet there are alot of funny looking symbols that I cannot read. Some information is readable but most is ...
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Does “Mount volume as removable medium” reduce the chances of data corruption with a TrueCrypt encrypted USB hard drive?

I have an external USB hard drive plugged in to my laptop some of the time. The external drive is whole drive encrypted using TrueCrypt. I always check "Mount volume as removable medium" in the hope ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Windows 7 error: file is corrupted and unreadable

Quick description, then more details below. I have several files that are giving the error message: "The File or directory is corrupted and unreadable" any time they are accessed: Read, Delete, ...
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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Can't get rid of corrupted Rar file in SD Card

So I have this 64G SanDisk Micro SD Card (Fat32), and there is a Rar file inside it among many other files which is 0 bytes in size and will not be deleted by any measures, I have tried almost ...
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Excel cannot open the file [duplicate]

Windows 8 I scanned and fixed an external usb drive and lost an excel file The file did not want to open as it had the following message : Excel cannot open the file ... because the file format or ...
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File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods

I have 5000 pictures and other files in a directory taking up 35 GB. I want to duplicate this directory. Method 1: I do a simple copy and paste of the directory in explorer. I have the habit of ...
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Does moving files around my computer causes data corruption?

I've got a silly question floating in my head: If I have a file in C:/test1 and move it to C:/test2 then to D:/Other and so on... again and again, may the file become corrupted? What about making ...
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Check corrupted pictures on Synology?

On my computer I use the jpeginfo command for checking if my pictures are corrupted or not. I am trying to use the same command on my Synology. I tried to manually install jpeginfo on my DS212 ...
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Files getting corrupt while copying to external hard drives

Hi currently I am using WD Elements 2.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Drive. When I try to copy a bunch of files (say 2-3 files of size 500 MB each) then files are getting corrupted. But if I copy same ...
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How to repair corrupt DLL in laptop that won't boot

My laptop (Acer Aspire M5-581TG, Windows 8.1 x64) had some bad sectors which I recovered by doing chkdsk /R. This showed that C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll had the bad sectors in it, so I renamed that ...
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Pages in Microsoft Word suddenly disappear

I was using Microsoft Word 2010, but suddenly the pages changed to what's shown in the picture (multiple small pages with no text on them). I can't access some of the pages. I'm running Windows 7. ...
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How to fix a (slightly) corrupted large word document

I have a 60,000 word document which contains a fair amount of formatting - in particular it contains many: Pictures tables numbered lists bullet-point lists sections/subsections/sub-sub ...
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can not turn off onscreen keyboard by ANY MEANS, for Windows 7

For months, I have been trying to turn off the onscreen keyboard and I have yet to find actual Technical Support verses user instructions. I'll make it simple for those who want to talk to me like a ...
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Recover Corrupt Audio Data (files visible but not accessible)

I'm was doing PA and recording at a medical conference this weekend but have hit distaster with corrupt data. Was recording a .WAV file using a line into a Tascam DR-40 audio recorder. Recorded about ...
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MS Access .mdb & .ldb database corrupted

I am using a A.mdb database. When connecting the database Microsoft automatically creates a .ldb file. Unfortunately my pc shutdown when connecting the database. As a result, after restarting the PC, ...
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Microsoft Word file corrupted because I opened it in emacs

So I, being dumb, decided to open my history essay in emacs and tried to edit a word. So I removed a letter from my introduction, and I saved it. The next time I opened the file in word, it said my ...
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Save uncorrupted information from corrupted files

My university network is terrible (around 1 Mb/s down) and has too much activity, so large files usually get corrupted when I try to download them. I've tried to download the same 2.8 GB file several ...
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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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Mac Excel 2011 xlsm file will not open

I really hope someone might be able to help. I have just saved my research data base as a macro-enabled file. The screen went grey and hence I closed the app. On reopening, the file can be seen, and ...
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How to scan for and remove (or recover) corrupted Word documents in a folder?

I have an old dying hard drive which I could not recover files from using TestDisk, so I instead used PhotoRec to scan the HDD to recover whatever files I can. I ended up with a lot of Word documents ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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Corrupt RAR recovery

I have a damaged, password protected RAR archive. I've recovered it after the disk has been accidentally formatted. It has correct size as it had before format, I can open it using WinRAR and enter ...
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Recovering a corrupted .txt file

Well, my system crashed as I was saving a text file. When I reopened it, the data was unreadable (shows up as a bunch of ascii NULL characters) I'm guessing that there was a bit or two missing at ...
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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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How do I fix a corrupt folder on a usb drive

I had a folder on my USB drive that isn't being recognized as a folder. Here's an image. That's supposed to be a folder. I've searched up lots of things but can't come up with it.
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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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What is the probability of an uncorrected bit error occurring and not being caught?

So I copied a setup exe from a nas drive to two seperate computers simultaneously today, and they both wound up having the same issues. The Setup exe has been used for time out of mind (at least, ...
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Recover data from corrupt excel file

a friend has a corrupt excel file. When you attempt to open it in excel it says "File format is not valid". None of the tricks here work. The file is Excel 2003 format. She sometimes edits it on ...
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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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Is there a good, free way to fix broken/corrupt .wmv files?

I've recovered some files from an hdd that weren't supposed to be deleted in the first place, but they have seeking problems/crash the players. Since they have the right size, I'm thinking it might be ...
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Recover document.xml from a corrupt docx

I've got a Word document(docx) which is corrupt, when I open it up in Word I am presented with a dialog that tells me that it needs to bo repaird but the reparation fails. Then I tried extracting the ...
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How to manually replace a corrupted system file with a known good copy of the file

I'm running 64-bit Windows 8.1. Having some trouble. I ran sfc /scannonw. Got: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the ...
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Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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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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Repair OGG files that have been extracted without a header

I have recently used a tool called FSBextractor to extract audio from a videogame. The program warns me that the files do not have headers and will not be playable. Upon extraction, the files are ...
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Run disk error check on NTFS file?

I have a feeling that my system hard drive is dying. Benchmark kind of enforces it. Here is the benchmark of my system hard drive during low system activity: And here is the benchmark of backup ...