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How can I force Thunderbird to re-download a corrupted message from the IMAP server?

I have a mail message that is corrupted in Thunderbird, but correct on the IMAP server (which is Gmail). Is it possible for me to tell Thunderbird to discard its copy and re-download it from the ...
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The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

When I open a folder in my computer, I saw the message "C:\Users\John Smith\Dropbox\myfolder1 is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Fortunately, all files in this ...
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Files corrupted after Defragmentation

This is my first post in this forum. The Problem: Today, I decided to defragment and optimise my 2TB external Hard Disk using Auslogics Defragmenter. Now, a little background here. The partition ...
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What to do if Windows keeps getting corrupted?

For the second time now, my PC has just randomly not been able to boot and got stuck in an automatic repair loop. The error code I get when trying to boot is 0xc000021a. I've tried everything and it ...
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Illustrator CS6 can't open the Illustration

I'm trying to open an AI file that opened last week but won't open anymore. It was saved as an AI file with CS6 compatibility. It will open in Adobe reader but I can't just resave it and open the new ...
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Automating the scanning of graphics files for corruption

Does anyone know of a way to check graphics files (particularly JPEG, GIF, and PNG) for corruption (preferably in an automated way)? Explanation: A few days ago, a command worked incorrectly and ...
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Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file?

Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file? For example, Teracopy uses CRC:
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Corrupted data showing full size but no data

Recently I recovered my data and one partition got damaged.Every kind of file on it shows its size and covers it on disk but when I open files in HxD it shows all bits as 0.Someone suggested its kind ...
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Are OpenPGP-encrypted files vulnerable to data corruption?

I have used GnuPG to encrypt some long-term backups, but I am concerned whether over time data corruption might make it impossible to recover the archives. Can you decrypt partially corrupted OpenPGP ...
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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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Where is data corruption during copying files likely to happen?

Assuming both the source and target devices are in good working order, where is corruption most likely to happen (if it does)? For example, suppose that I'm backing up stuff from an internal HD to an ...
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15 MB SQLite database file from Chrome history shown blank

I accidentally removed the profile from my Chrome on Windows and everything disappeared. Except I was able to recover 15 MB history file from my hard drive it said the file was not corrupted. But ...
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Repair Gopro files

I read a couple of place that i am not the only person who this trouble occurs. 1 time on 5 my video are corrupted on my gopro. It's always appen if my gopro miss battery, so my video file as seen not ...
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Can the data on my hard drive be affected by being stored next to tape cassettes?

I stored my portable external hard drives next to some tape cassettes. I believe hard drives are meant to last an average of five years but some of my files which were perfectly fine before became ...
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File copy program that generates checksums of the data while copying too

My question in short: is there a tool that copies a file from directory A to B while, simultaneously, generating the checksum of the file it has copied/read, without doing an extra read/pass just to ...
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How do I recover a ZIP file in WinRAR that's inside of another RAR file?

I tried to use WinRAR to extract an archive, but I couldn't extract all of it because of 1 thing: a file inside the archive was corrupt. I tried using Alt+R, but it tried to do it to the entire ...
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find the last non zero byte in a binary file, how?

I have a huge binary file padded with nulls in the end, and I want to find the last non zero/null byte, especially its offset from the start of the file. Looking for some command line solution.
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Cause of file corruption on Lenovo T60

What would be possible causes for corrupt Windows 7 system files? We have 5 Lenovo T60 laptops, and noticed that a system file scan - sfc - showed 2 of the 5 machines had modified files. What would ...
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corrupted font after flattening

I have a large PDF that contains several drawings. The file has been stamped by others and flattened. When I added my stamped and flattened the fonts became corrupted randomly throughout the drawing. ...
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Data corruption in PGP encrypted environment

I'm trying to determine what is causing, and how to prevent, data corruption that is occurring in a secure, PGP encrypted environment. I am one of the primary users of the system, and not an ...
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How to fix and recover a “corrupt history file” in zsh?

After a reboot, I started seeing a message when loading the shell: zsh: corrupt history file /home/myusername/.zsh_history How can I recover from this situation and potentially recover some of the ...
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Windows believes Thumbdrive is corrupted after plugging it in a Linux

I have Linux on my computer, and I sometimes put files from my computer to a thumb drive to school. My school, however, has Windows, and the first time I plug in my thumb drive, it believes it's ...
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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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How will i know that the one part of multipart file is corrupt or just need to re-download? [duplicate]

I have downloaded multipart rar file, how will i know that the one file is need to download again, either the the volume is corrupt or the file is corrupt... I'm hoping you so to answer my question, ...
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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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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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PDF corrupt after opening and saving in raw text

I opened a pdf in a regular text editor, changed one line of text and then saved it again. It would appear that this caused certain metadata to be corrupted, and i can't figure out how i can get it ...
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Fixing a corrupted RAR-file

I have a password protected RAR-file that I created using WinRAR. I wanted to add another file to it, however the way I did it ended up seemingly corrupting the file. Now if I open it and type in my ...
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Avenir Next font corrupting fonts

Every time I install Avenir Next on my PC it corrupts my fonts (showing random symbols instead), requiring me to delete the font registry entries, reinstall all of my fonts, and reboot. I still can't ...
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Frequently getting message about corrupt recycle bin

I keep getting the error message the recycle bin on E is corrupt and asks if I would like to delete it. Regardless of what I choose, the error message popsup every 10 or 15 minutes. E: is an external ...
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Windows 10 corrupt files issue error 0x800f081f

After running sfc /scannow in cmd, I get the error message : " Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them." Looking at the details in the log, this set ...
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Corrupted Data after replacing disk in Windows 10 Storage Space

I have a Windows 10 upgraded Storage Pool with 5 drives (Parity, thinly provisioned). 'Upgraded' means that this Storage Space supports rebalancing/optimizing (and this was a Windows 8 machine before)...
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All my folders and files on my flash drive have been renamed automatically and I can no longer open them… I need those files

I opened up my flash drive this morning and all of my folders and files are normal, except for one folder and all its included files, which is the most important folder. The subfolders and files are ...
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Anyway to check ( and repair? ) file corruptions?

How to prevent ( and the causes of it ) will likely be for another questions. But I have checked SMART and Memtest, no problem to be found. But i discovered lots photos on my NAS corrupted ( bottom ...
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Files corupted durring copy

While copying/downloading a large file (3+ GB) the checksusms aren't the same afterwards. Methods attempted: A patch cable transfer between two computers. (source sum was OK) Download from Main ...
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Does tar happen to corrupt files? How can I recover a corrupted file?

So I was finishing a small c++ project last sunday, after a last check I made a tgz archive of it and sent it by email. And when I tried to open it again today, the file appeared to be completely ...
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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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Extract file from corrupt archive

I am trying to extract a single large file from a multipart zip archive. The file contained is correctly identified by pretty much any tool used, but I didn't have much luck in extracting it. Any ...
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Changing text in binary files

While looking inside a binary file in a text editor, I came across some readable text. I have executed the binary before, and know that the readable text is echoed on screen. Is it possible to remove ...
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Recover unfinished mp4 file

I have a problem with a broken mp4 file. I was using livestreamer to get the YouTube live stream into VLC player and then I was saving it through Save/Convert functionality of VLC player as an H.264/...
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Read partly cloned filesystem

I wanted to do a backup of an NTFS partition and I decided to do it by cloning it (with dd from within Linux), but I interrupted the process about 10% (had to do something else under another OS) ...
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SD Card corrupts 3rd and 5th file

I bought a SanDisk Extreme 64GB SD Card a few weeks ago which I accidentally removed from the card reader while it was formatting. I use it with my DSLR and format before every shoot. This corrupted ...
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What causes these corrupted downloads and spurious retransmissions?

I encountered many corrupted downloads recently. Sometimes compressed files wouldn’t open or checksums would not match. Sometimes images on Websites would just be grey (or a wild mix of colour) after ...
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Corruption of a TrueCrypt file

Dear superuser people, this is my first question on the site so if I'm doing something wrong I apologize in advance :-) I've been using TrueCrypt for a few years now, not knowing they stopped ...
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Illustrator CC adds 00 after pixels + Preferences file is corrupt

While I work in Illustrator CC at some point it adds 00 after pixels and percents.. After closing and open Illustrator it gives me this error and it goes to default: "The Preferences file is ...
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restore content of Windows Manifest file

On my Windows 7 there's the file C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_0c178a139ee2a7ed.manifest. This file is corrupt, i.e. it doesn't contain the ...
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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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Does deleting files speed up chkdsk on a corrupted drive?

My external 500gb hard drive has become corrupted, and accessing its data incredibly slow. Most of my important data is still available, but I need to run chkdsk to repair as much as I can. However, ...
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External hard drive missing files and odd folder names

I have a Western Digital 2TB MyPassport external hard drive. All of a sudden, multiple files disappeared from different folders (not all of them) and I can´t find them anymore (they´re not hidden). ...
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Can CPU overheating cause data corruption?

Background: I realized recently thanks to dmesg and syslog that my CPU has been overheating since May. No overclocking. I have an Intel® Core™ i5-2500K, and the stock cooler was simply defective as ...