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How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”

In Windows 7, after running chkdsk C: /F /R and finding out that my hard disk has 24 KB in bad sectors (log is posted below), I decided to run Windows 7's System File Checker utility (sfc /scannow). ...
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Why are bits in an oddly-consistent position being flipped when I read files?

I'm trying to track down a data corruption issue that occurs on reads in Win7x64 and am out of ideas on what to try next. This originally surfaced when migrating ~2TB of data to a new home NAS; when ...
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How can I extract data from non-corrupted .rar parts?

I have 15 RAR files with names like part 1, part 2 etc. Usually when I extract them, it combines them all into one folder. Now the the problem is: The first part is damaged and it is not extracting ...
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File corruption detection strategy

due to current high price of hdds, I would like to switch from running RAID1 to JBOD + offsite backup (Backblaze). In theory it's a much better approach (if PC gets fried by lighting strike, I still ...
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Word documents get spontaneously corrupted while editing in OS X

This has happened to me twice in the past two days: I'm editing a document in OS X Microsoft Word 2011 (14.1.0), and the document's characters spontaneously turn into gibberish (not upon loading the ...
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Corrupted Thunderbird inbox from old computer

I have a old Thunderbird inbox from an old computer. Upon import with importExportTool, Thunderbird tells me that the file is corrupted. Following Q&A on thunderbird's forums I have tried a lot of ...
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how to detect file corruption?

Sometimes, my files become corrupted without me noticing - this happens to my photos a lot. This doesn't bother me when I notice it because I have backups. It's growing to be a pain to manually go ...
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What does: “The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll” mean?

I keep getting this message on start up: "The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll" (only on one of my user accounts on my computer). That ...
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Avast boot time scan showing corrupt files

I ran a boot time scan on Avast version 7.0.1474. It showed a few corrupt files. The files were: C:\Program Files(x86)\Skype\toolbars\Skypetoolbars.msi|>fileIeaddonIconIco. ...
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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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MS Excel 2007 file's getting corrupt?

I am using MS Excel 2007 to store my data. I also have a backup copy in my server, but last time when i saved the file it did, but now it is showing 0 KB, and when trying to open the file it is ...
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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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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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Restore Samsung Recovery Solution Backup Files (.wcl, .w01) using other software

I know this is a common problem but I can't find a Windows solution online. My wife's computer was not working so we did a backup using Samsung Recovery Solution before doing a full restore as Basic ...
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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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Need to CTRL-C “less” in order to see file?

I have never seen this behavior before using "less" and am wondering if it speaks to a corrupted file? Typically when I use less <filename> the file is immediately displayed. In the case of a ...
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How can I get back/repair onenote file?

I am using OneNote 2013 and am having trouble with one notebook and got the following error message: "OneNote cannot access the notebook cache file. It may be corrupted. OneNote will restart and ...
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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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file corruption Issue

I was taking pictures in a wedding and when I was trying to copy them to see them in my PC I had the horrible surprise that I wasn't able to view about 40% of them. First attempt was only a double ...
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Missing videos and word files after system restore

After doing a system restore (Windows 7, HP), the video, word and other docs are missing. Only applications, shortcuts, and empty folders are showing. How can I recover these files?
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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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Encrypted File is corrupted when uploaded to server via HTTP Post

i am making an application which has a function that it encrypt file and then upload it to the server via HTTP POST. I tried it and it works fine when i test it on localhost (Local Server on my same ...
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CIFS over AnyConnect, Mac to Linux = Corrupt Files

I have a friend who works from home. He produces files that he needs to upload to the company's server. He uses a Cisco AnyConnect VPN to connect, and then drags/drops the files to the server. To ...
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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 ...