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Corruption-resistant file system that works across Windows and OSX?

I'm planning to build an external RAID-based media drive, and I'd like to use it across both my Windows and OSX machines. exFAT works for both operating systems, but from what I've heard, it's much ...
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chkdsk errors in Windows XP SP2 — how do I repair the file system?

I have problems booting my Windows XP SP2 in any mode. So, I ran the installation CD in the repair mode and entered the repair console. There, I ran the chkdsk command and found errors on my C ...
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Retrieving data from an encrypted corrupt Windows disk - any way to access it from Linux?

My Windows system disk crashed (taking away tons of personal and work related files) This disk was encrypted using BitLocker The IT guy did his thing using some BitLocker recovery tool and gave me a ...
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Recover Memory Stick which system is being only recognised as RAW partition

I removed my 8GB Memory stick Pro Duo (FAT32) from my Windows 7 laptop while it was being accessed and when i tried to put it back in to read something from it, it tells me I need to format it. it is ...
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Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this ...
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Hard drive file system corrupted

I have a 500GB hard drive which I primarily use for data storage. It worked just fine on my computer. My Windows 7 installation and applications are on a different drive so this storage drive is not ...
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What to do with a USB hard drive that is not recognized by any computer

I have a USB HDD that was disconnected from a computer in an improper way. Since than, connecting this disk to any computer has almost no effect: the only thing that changes is the HDD's blue LED ...
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GParted errors on MBR Disk, Claims it's GPT. (It's mistaken, but why?)

It's very tempting for me to go on a rant here about GParted and Linux, but I'll do my best to avoid it. :) Question: Why does GParted claim that my disk is corrupted and GPT, whereas the Disk ...
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Hard Disk NTFS restoration

I know there are many restoration-related articles (read through some of them), however my scenario seems to be less generalizeable and the data is critical, so any serious recommendation will be much ...
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Folder appears as a single file in Windows XP

Basically my cousin just called and said that one of her folders of pictures now is showing as a single file in windows explorer, and when she tries to double click it, the "Open With" dialog is shown ...
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SSD and corrupted master boot record

I have a 120GB INTEL X25-M SSD as the main drive which boots windows 7 (about 2 months old). Recently my pc would hang randomly and boot only in repair mode. No automatic repair or recovery image ...
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Is fsck for ext4 available for 64-bit systems?

First, I'd like to thank James T & ct64116 for their help on my first question; I accidentally overwrote an ext4 partition with the Windows 7 installer and lost something like 300Gb of files. I ...
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Recovering damaged filesystem/partition

I wanted to increase the size of my /home (originally about 20GB). /home was on the partition /dev/sda9. There was about 25GB free-unallocated space just after the /dev/sda9 partition. The plan was ...
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I have a corrupt or missing file

windows/root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. I don't have the XP CD to repair it, recovery mode just keeps running, picking up no data. How do I correct this to be able to try and do a non-destructive ...
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Chicken and Egg: Can't Restore System Point and Can't Run Scan-Disk

I have an awesomely evil hard-drive corruption of some sort going on with my Windows 7 installation. Whenever I schedule a scandisk and restart, Windows tells me that the hard-drive is corrupted and I ...
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Resized NTFS partition, now it wont mount

I have had a 1.5TB drive used as an external for 6 months or so, then I decided to put it in my linux server for network storage. ntfs was being crazy inefficient so I wanted to change the filesystem ...
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Rebuilding tree of reiserfs partition with no free space left

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=qqq bs=1M count=40 $ mkfs.reiserfs -f qqq ReiserFS is successfully created on qqq. $ mountlo-0.6 qqq ~/mnt/tmp $ cat /dev/frandom > ~/mnt/tmp/qqq cat: write error: No space ...
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How can I create a file with invalid Windows timestamps?

I'd like to create a file with an invalid created/modified/accessed timestamp. To be invalid it should be a date and time before 12:00 midnight January 1, 1601 C.E. UTC
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What are my options for a disk with what seems to be a corrupted filesystem?

I have a friend with an old Dell that will not boot into Windows. It has an IDE drive. It spins up. I have an IDE to USB device. I've attached the drive via that device to a working laptop. The ...
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rm a corrupt file

I am trying to remove a file using rm. However, if I do ls, all the information about the file is ?????? ?? ?? example.txt... And calling rm returns that no such file exists. How can I force a remove ...
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Linux media box/mail server suffering filesystem/RAID errors, kernel panics

In the past week, the mini-ITX machine I built myself to serve mail and Samba shares has kernel panicked twice with filesystem-related stuff. Last night I noticed integrity errors when streaming a ...
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MicroSD card getting corrupted for no good reason

I recently bought an MicroSD card online. It's a Sandisk 16GB class 2. However, it has a nasty problem. Every time I fill it with my data, the fat tables get corrupted. I've tried reformatting it, ...
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I disconnected my cellphone while transferring files to its Mini SD card. Now the files aren't there, but I lost the SD disk space

I use Ubuntu 9.10, and the MiniSD card shows as having the space used as if there were files. Baobab (the disk usage analyzer) shows that the card only has 118 MB used (of the 401 Ubuntu claims there ...
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Corrupted files, hard drive test?

I'm currently on a macbook with a 1TB external hard drive connected trough a USB hub wich is connected on my macbook. The problem is, my disk, wich is partitioned in 2 (one HFS+ and one NTFS) keeps ...
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Last step in HDD Recovery (fixing windows)

My dad’s hard drive corrupted which was a result of many bad sectors. Anyway, I made a clone of the drive and have now repaired it totally (recreating the MBR and MFT) and doing a series of ChkDsk's ...
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Is it safe to just yank an external hard drive if you know nothing is writing to it?

Yes, I know somewhat about the possibility of data corruption if there was data that hadn't been all written to it. But I just saw this: Note:If u remove HDD(not USB sticks) without safely ...
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How to remove a directory which looks corrupted

I am using Ubuntu 9.10. When I examine a directory, it shows as '?' for user/ownership. How can I remove it? -rw-r--r-- 1 hap497 hap497 1822 2010-01-28 22:48 IntSizeHash.h d????????? ? ? ...
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Does RAID 1 protect against corruption?

Does Raid 1 protect against data corruption? For example, let's say that I am keeping all of my important files on a NAS that uses 2 disks in a RAID 1. If one hard drive has some kind of internal ...
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How safe is DiskWarrior?

My Drobo failed, and on googling i find that i should use diskwarrior. How safe is disk warrior, can it do more unrecoverable damage? I think the mbr just screwed up
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External Hard Drive - Data Corrupted

I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive. Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive. The ...
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read only files in Ubuntu

Something has gone weird with Ubuntu 8.4 on my computer. Somehow, many files, docs and audio have decided to become "read only". Other files (that I own) are denying permission to view, move copy or ...
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How to recover from corrupted ntkrnlapa.exe in Windows Vista without data loss?

I have an Acer Aspire 4935G. After a Windows Update, I was prompted to restart. But when it was booting up again, it went into its Startup Recovery mode, and the error says that a boot critical ...
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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Do hard drives lie?

In the days of old, I remember getting drive errors, but it seems that modern drives never report errors, but instead make a best effort to return you something. I recently had a hard drive fail, ...
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Why can't I delete a file marked as a socket from my linux ext3 filesystem?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 with a ext3 filesystem. A while ago I was hacking on the flock 2.0 source and I have just tried to delete the source directory, but a single file could not be deleted when ...