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Location is not available. Drive is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable [duplicate]

My external HDD is corrupted, and getting the below error in Windows 10. I have run the chdsk with /f option. Below is the result of CHDSK, but still the drive is not accessible. I have connected to ...
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Bad Message (Cannot access the directory)

I used the cmd cd .themes It shows: bash: cd: .themes: Bad message Because of this I cannot access my $Home directory from regular file manager. I am using Manjaro xfce distribution and I'm still a ...
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Freezing and data corruption, is it caused by bad ram or bad hdd?

Lately I've noticed my HDD getting louder. SMART data tells me that there are 10 uncorrectable sectors(had those for quite a long time) and pending sectors (this number keeps changing, going from 3 to ...
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Tab recovery from a corrupt Chrome Last Session?

Chrome crashed and I lost ~100 tabs. The tabs don't appear in history and I'm not able to restore them by renaming my Last Session file to Current Session in AppData/Google/UserData/Default, it just ...
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Windows hangs during defragmentation

So I was defragmenting my disk and let the computer sort it out. I was going to look for something when I noticed that windows didnt react. No matter the input from mouse or keyboard, my monitor light ...
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Identify corrupt photos in Photos.app

What is the best approach to identify all corrupt JPGs managed with Photos.app (formerly known as iPhoto) for macOS? Basically, this is the same question as posed previously, but specifically for ...
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Windows 10 machine issues, instability, unreliable test results

I have two HP Elitebook 8540w machines. With the main machine (machine I use every day) if I run sfc /scannow it returns Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of ...
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Corrupt Windows/System32/config/SYSTEM file on Windows 7

Good Evening, I have a problem booting into Windows 7, and get an error when booting up: error 0xc0000225 corrupt windows/system32/config/SYSTEM registry file My question to you is that what is ...
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nginx data corruption when kTLS is enabled. Any ideas why?

I am using a 5.6 kernel with kTLS feature enabled (shown below): CONFIG_TLS=y CONFIG_TLS_DEVICE=y While installing nginx with OpenSSL support, I have enabled extra feature 'enable-ktls' for OpenSSL ...
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.Net Framework 4.7.2 does not seem to “include” frameworks below 4.6.2

Whenever I boot my PC, my computer responds with dialogue boxes. Desktop screen after around 30 seconds, 4.5 crash Now, this happened since after updating my PC. (Around late 2019, November 2019 ...
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Recover “Store only” 7z file

My laptop is running Manjaro (kernel 5.5). I went to make a 7z archive using the p7zip package. Specifically, my command was $ 7za a -mmt -mx0 -t7z ARCHIVE.7z Directory/ The source directory was ...
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Cannot alter disk partitions with any tool on brand new PNY SSD

I have a brand new PNY 120gb SSD with less than 2 days of runtime since I opened the box. It is running in a Dell E6520 laptop with a fresh copy of Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. I installed this ...
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Bash script for detecting defective images in sub-directories (Windows)

I have tens of GB of images in directories and sub-directories. Unfortunately, some of them seem to be defective: some can not be opened at all, example file (10 MB): I had to upload the image as a ...
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Is there a way to check if the files in the Windows Defender Offline Scanner folder are corrupted?

On a Windows 10 PC, I opened the folder "...ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Offline Scanner" clicking 'continue' to allow access, not thinking at the time that it would allow any program ...
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Repair corrupted JPEGs by writing magic numbers

I recently used both Photorec and Recuva to recover data from an accidentally-formatted 2TB disk, and as a result have a lot of corrupted JPEGs along with those that were successfully recovered. I'...
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Corrupted x86 files on a Windows 7 standard account

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Professional that has corrupted (x86) files-program files that causes Firefox and some other apps to freeze up. I can't use Firefox to surf the web or some other ...
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QEMU Corrupted Network Communication

I have the following setup: Arch Linux host (kernel 5.3.11.1) Which is then using UFW firewall (0.36) Which is then configured to only allow connections through the tun0 which is a network interface ...
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What does a file damaged by loss of write-behind caching look like?

I use an app called WinLESS to compile .less files to .css. Quite a few times over the years it's given me a warning that the settings are corrupt and refuses to launch. Normally I just delete the ...
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Diagnosing cause of corrupt files on new system - motherboard, drive or other

I have a new system build which contains two physical nvme drives on an asus prime x399-a mb. With a fresh Windows 10 install I see files being corrupted. I first noticed this when several game ...
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How to rename all of my pictures back a picture format with the proper extension after accidentally renaming them

I tried the cmd to change all my pictures but it didn't work because the naming of the pictures is difficult for the computer to rename it by the cmd trick. This is my corrupted pictures naming: Is ...
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Corruption of zipped CSV Files when transferred via FTP from vessel

I would like to describe a problem with a Windows Service application that is installed and runs in a Server (Windows Server 2016 Standard) which is located in a vessel. Its main functionality is to ...
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Are zip files vulnerable to corruption?

One problem with backup files is that they are vulnerable to corruption. One flaw in the wrong place can cause the entire contents of the file to be lost, which can be thousands of files. Are zip ...
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'Bad file descriptor', check disk found no errors

I copied two .MTS video files from an SD card to an external drive, over USB 3.0. One file was ok, the other did not get a thumbnail and attempting to access it bsplayer froze and could not be ...
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How do I delete programs that dont exist according to windows explorer

Windows 10, I force closed steam while it was writing to the hard disk and now all the games i had in the steamapp/common on my C:/ drive are gone. BUT Steam is still downloading synced data from ...
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Excel 2019 Corrupting Files - I run Windows 10

I've upgraded to Excel 2019 and run some fairly basic VBA code on files created in Excel 2010. I'm finding Excel 2019 corrupts my files randomly (I save daily versions of similar files where some data ...
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Is there any way to recover these .DOC files?

I was given 23 .DOC files to convert to normal text, but I think they are corrupted or were created with an old program that wasn't Word. Whenever I open it up in Word 365, it tells me to pick a Text ...
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Restore a jpg image from text file

I have a corrupted/malformed image when playing around with notepad and the photos app in windows 10. Possibly I dragged the .jpg image into a text file and later the image got deleted accidentally. ...
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Fixing M4A file which got currupted due to not closing the file properly while writing [duplicate]

I have an audio recording that I did with my phone. The recording was running for 3 hours when my battery ran dry. The file is 121 megabytes so it does contain the data, but the file ending and ...
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Howto recover corrupted videos from a SD card?

I had some videos that I deleted with a CTRL+Z. I added the video files on my computer, took my SD card out of computer and I wanted to do CTRL+Z on an APP, but it did it on my desktop. Then the ...
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How do I detect corrupt files?

I have many files, MP4, Mp3, Exe and others, which during a backup did not correctly copy to the hard drive for whatever reason, I have checked the file contents with a hex editor to find that many of ...
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0-byte size after copy past where “The supplied user buffer is not valid…” error occured

Can you help me recover my files that become suddenly 0-byte sized? I haven't done any operation on this disc partition (my OS is on another partition), so I guess theoretically the contents of the ...
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recover corrupted txt file

I had a txt file saved in my hard drive for about 2 month and today i found out that the data inside of it are gone, they are not encoded messed up or something like that, all the data are just turned ...
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2 GB ISO file gets corrupted during upload to server

I frequently upload large ISO file images to my customer's file server through HTTPS. It generally works well, but last time the customer reported the ISO image was corrupted. A comparison of the file ...
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How to really store your data (avoiding silent data corruption) [closed]

Something that really bothers me is silent data corruption. Over the years, I experienced it many times that suddenly you want to open some old pictures just to scratch your head and wonder wether ...
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Deleting Corrupted Files on Windows

Deleting corrupted files seems to be a real pain. All the suggestions out there recommend either formatting the drive or using Linux. What to do when both of these are not an option? Note, that using ...
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Repair Corrupt .docx File

So, I corrupted a docx file, and everything I tried to repair it failed, and the temporary files were gone. The backup I had was from a few days before I made a massive addition to the file. I found ...
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Windows is removing random files/directories from my hard drive

I started to encounter a weird issues with my HDD recently. Random objects (files and/or directories) on my disk are vanishing/being corrupted on a boot time. I have noticed objects disappearing only ...
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How to find out if some videos of many are corrupt?

My question is: Are there any ways to "scan" a library for corrupted files, so that I can delete or fix them? I have a plex mediaserver running, but when I wanted to see one of my series it had a ...
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How to repair .zip files?

To begin with, I don't know a single thing about coding, computers, etc. It'd be nice of computer masters if my question could be answered in detail (ex: type this in, screenshot, if possible). First ...
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Cannot delete corrupted folder in windows 10

Today when I was trying to decompile .apk file using WinRAR, I got an error and unzipping terminated. After that when I am trying to delete the folder I am getting an error that I don't have ownership ...
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Outlook 2016 crashes on start while trying to access StaticCache.dat - how do I fix?

Outlook 2016 has started crashing on startup while trying to access a file called StaticCache.dat. I am assuming it is a corrupt cache file. Outlook will run in safe more, but eventually crashes ...
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macOS files 0 KB in size, what is corrupting them?

Today I searched for files that were 0 KB in size after finding one by accident. I found 905 files that were 0 KB; everything from photos and sounds to useless cache.db files. The oldest zeroed ...
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HDD produces corrupted files, could it be the enclosure?

I've purchased a new HDD and installed it in old enclosure to make it an external drive for my media center. After not being able to see any movie from this disk, because there were pixelations and ...
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All text files appear corrupted

Opening all documents I've checked so far results in a jumbled mess of characters as shown in the screenshot below (I would copy and paste, but that has also stopped working) screenshot Onedrive ...
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Bad Sector: Do I need to replace my hard disk?

Recently my computer started to behave strangely. It hangs or stops responding suddenly, some known and unknown programs (system applications I think, and others too) starts shutting down all of a ...
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Mysterous PST corruption

This is a tough one, am I allowed to offer beers for anyone who figures this out? If you are a computer repair enthusiast, this might be a fun one for you. So I have a client who I do basic computer ...
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Trouble opening a WMF file

I've gotten this WMF file which (probably) contains an image, somehow. I saved it out of a .docx file opened in Libreoffice, so it can't be entirely corrupt (I think). If I run file on it, I get: $ ...
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Git Metadata Integrity Checks?

I was wondering today how well git ensures the integrity of its metadata and I am a bit surprised by what I encountered. I used the following simple setup for testing: Two working repositories, ...
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Corrupted files - all files on drive had their size capped to 64 KB

I have a Windows hard-drive from my previous computer that got corrupted in a very weird manner. All the files in the hard-drive had their size capped to 64 KB (I connected the hard-drive to my ...
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TXT files: how to switch from weird characters back to normal?

So, I have on a flash drive a txt file generated in Cyrillic (my own work, own pen drive), a few years old. Now I needed to open it, only to see this kind of mess. I wonder why is this happening and ...

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