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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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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 does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...
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Excel 2010- long number corruption

I have a set of data, received in .csv format, in which I have a set of long UPRN numbers. I am involved in data matching processes related to new IER voting regulations. When I open the .csv file 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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PC won't boot from flash drive after computer hibernated (grub on hdd corrupt too)

I had 3 OS installed: Windows 7 , Fedora 17 and Mageia 2 in my Acer Aspire 4253 laptop. I deleted the partition of Mageia and my grub got corrupted. I didn't have an installation DVD of either Win7 ...
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Sending files with continous hex pattern via FTP causes corruption

I'm experiencing very difficult to diagnose problem, which causes file corruption on files I'm uploading. Corruption happens to many files which contain continuous hexagonal pattern (like thousands ...
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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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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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Why does the Outlook PST repair tool always report that many errors?

I routinely run the Outlook PST repair tool (scanpst.exe) on my .pst file every few month. I like to make sure that my mails are not becoming corrupted slowly over time. I never noticed any data ...
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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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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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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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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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Excel x64 file corruption in .xlsb files for Office 2013

I have a number of Excel files, all created in Office x64, all in .xlsb format and all containing macros. Every now and again, these files become corrupted and I cannot get them to run. I can however ...
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File is corrupted when pusing to Git repo on BitBucket

This has happened twice. The first time to 4 or 5 files. The second time to just one, but I was only pushing one at the time. I am using Visual Studio 2013 to edit PowerShell scripts. I don't know if ...
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How to know bit-rot has occurred on ReFS?

I have read that ReFS has a built-in checksum mechanism. Automatic bit-rot repair seems to be done only when redundancy is used (Storage Space). If there is an ReFS volume without redundancy, I think ...
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wma files created by Windows 7 sound recorder stop playing before reaching end of the file

Edit: The problem probably cannot be solved, see my last comment in the thread for more info. I took some audio recordings using Windows 7 Sound Recorder. When I played them, some of them behave as ...
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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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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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How is this picture icon generated if the file itself is corrupt?

This problem is very annoying, and has happened before. I previously made a picture on the kolourpaint program for linux, and saved it as a .jpg file in its respective directory. I was able to view ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...