I cannot find information about this anywhere on the web. I have multiple documents and text files edited in the last 1-2 weeks that have been corrupted. The files are in their original paths, with the last saved modification date, and original file name preserved.

Opening a .ods (spreadsheet) gives me this

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a text file

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\ D e v i c e \ H a r d d i s k V o l u m e 4 \ P r o g r a m F i l e s ( x 8 6 ) \ M S I A f t e r b u r n e r \ L o c a l i z a t i o n \ K O R \ H e l p \ P r o p e r t i e s \ M o n i t o r i n g \ H A R D W A R E _ P O L L I N G _ P E R I O D

I recently reformatted and installed an SSD, but all these documents are on a mechanical storage drive. The only thing they have in common in is they were recently edited.

I ran check disk three times, once through command prompt and restarting. No errors were found. I ran CrystalDiskInfo to verfify SMART and it was good.

I am running Windows 10 64 bit Pro.

Here is a screenshot of one of the text files. All I blurred out was the original file name my user name. https://i.imgur.com/x9Q1F3f.png

  • Did you mean documents saved on another disk not SSD? What if you configure non-unicode language control panel -> Lock and Region->Administrative ->Language for Non-unicode language. – Waka Apr 25 '18 at 7:32
  • Hi Karen. Yes documents were saved on my storage drive. In no way is it connected to the SSD. No OS, no installs pointing to it, no connected paths. – user898458 Apr 29 '18 at 17:25

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