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Only one file is extracted from huge tar archive

I have a 124GB tar archive. When I run: tar xvf archive.tar I get only a 1.1GB file (which is one of the expected file). What happened to the rest of the files ? Is there a way to recover them? I ...
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Photo and Video Files Corrupted Over USB Transfer

I'm having an issue with transferring files over USB. I believe it may be a problem with the controller. The files in question are raw photo files, and video files. I'm looking for a way to ...
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How to recover a corrupt G.726 audio file?

I have an old audio file in g726 format, which I last opened three computers ago. It appears to be corrupt -- ffmpeg rejects it with Invalid data found when processing input... It is not all zeros, so ...
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How can I hollistically determine if an mp3 file is truncated/cropped/cut short from the audio data?

I have a bunch of mp3 files, of which some got cut short (due to an unfinished download or something). I want to determine the good from the bad (i.e. the ones that cut off in the middle). There's a ...
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Excell Cell Drop Down Menu randomly lose data when attaching to an email or uploading to Google docs. How to fix?

My employer uses an excel spreadsheet with drop-down menus in some of the cells to keep track of student attendance. When I send the doc via email and upload the doc via Google Drive, sometimes a ...
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Getting a question mark box on the end of my file extension, how to fix?

I plugged in flash drive into my mac, and I've never had problems with these files before. Now there are these question mark box symbols on the end of the file extension (see screenshot for more ...
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Damage Source File due to Cancelling Copy Paste

I was copying some 20gb of important documents to my usb drive from my mac. The process got stuck midway and I had to cancel the copy paste operation. Second time doing so the usb drive got ejected by ...
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Is a self healing triple redundancy RAID array existent?

Data gets corrupted over time caused by heat and radiation. On a RAID 1 array with 2 drives, with two identical files (with the exception of one shifted bit), one can not know which drive is correct. ...
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How to recover my file from Unicode which is corrupted after reset in Windows 10?

I had a file with a key in it. I did a reset of my windows, it was only afterward that I realized that I had forgotten to keep this document. I used TestDisk to find this file, but I damaged it. When ...
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I have 3 copies of the same file, each corrupted at a different point. Is there a way to restore the original file?

Title mostly says it all. Is there a program or something that you can put your files into that would spit out the original? imagine file copy 1: 001 imagine file copy 2: 010 imagine file copy 3: 100 ...
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ZFS on a single partition mixed with other partitions

I work for a medical device supplier. We have on a single machine a few partitions that are SquashFS (for OS files, two OS partitions, read-only squashfs), some boot partitions (3x FAT32) and a DATA ...
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Portable older version of MS Excel - where to find?

I'm aware that this may be a bit of an X-Y problem, so I'll start from the beginning. The latest update to MS Office at my corporate workplace has unfortunately broken my Excel application. It relies ...
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Broken/tampered Zip file

A friend of mine has sent me a zip file that they have tampered with/broke/corrupted. In this case, it is a Minecraft resource pack. I am unable to open the file at all, I have tried many many things ...
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Excel keeps saying it repaired my file, but nothing's wrong

Every time I open one of my Excel files it shows a sidebar to the left saying it has recreated it ("Återskapa dokument" in Swedish) and says I should save the one I want. The file is opened ...
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USB Flash Drive Corrupted While Copying File (can't format)

I have a Kingston DT50/16GB USB stick that had been corrupted a couple of times where formatting would fix it. However this time, while copying a file, the USB got corrupted and wouldn't allow me to ...
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Hard Drive space used but files are in found.000 and cannot be accessed

I had used Virtualbox for a virtual machine which had froze for a long period of time and would not close by shutting it down normally. I closed it by clicking the cross and restarted my machine. I ...
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Does a repeated download protect against file corruption?

Disclosed real issue: I use a program called youtube-dl to download and archive videos from websites like YouTube and Twitch. To verify the integrity of the downloads, I download the same video twice ...
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Bizarre PDF: file displayed ok yesterday, today shows only dots and lines

Yesterday my wife sent me a PDF file as an email attachment. I opened it on MacOS and printed it. Today she says the file (on her Windows 10 computer) is "corrupted". So I tried re-opening ...
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Is downloading a media file twice and comparing their hash values enough to verify their integrity?

I often use youtube-dl to download videos. As far as I know, there is no data integrity verfication built in to youtube-dl, so what I do to verify that a video isn't corrupted in some way after ...
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How to Fix a Corrupted USB Drive?

I recently just wanted to move all my data from old laptop to a new one using a USB. The total data was around 10GB and my USB has 16GB space. It took me around 1-2 hours to move the old data to new ...
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Do par2 files have inner redundancy for bitrot on recovery blocks?

I just found a wonderful looking tool named par2. It can generate error correction blocks for any file I want and use those to later recover corrupted data. I started to wonder if there is any ...
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Word document is corrupted, weird characters shown on Notepad, can I recover it?

After opening the file: After clicking Yes Content in Notepad Content in Notepad (2) Tried all four methods of this part of the troubleshooting guide from Microsoft. None worked. Any help would be ...
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How to corrupt certain pages of a pdf

I'm looking for a method to purposely corrupt certain pages of a PDF file. I know how to corrupt a PDF as a whole but I want to know if there is a way to corrupt only certain pages.
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USB SSD drive corruption when moving it between Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines

I have a Samsung Portable SSD T5 (500GB) which has been formatted as an NTFS volume and contains my iTunes music library. For the majority of the time, I am using it on a Windows 10 system where I ...
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How to avoid losing data by disk corruption?

I've had following situation: Data & Backups: I had a computer (with Windows 10) with data (some files "static" like photos, others with more like "work in progress" things ...
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RAID 5 (not failed) corrupted data recovery

My question is not about failed RAID, but RAID data corruption Recently I have been given an interesting problem to ponder. A friend of mine has a RAID 5 NAS (Western Digital MY CLOUD EX4100 8TB) and ...
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Reconstruct a found.000 corrupted harddrive

On Windows 10. I have a spinning disk hard drive which was corrupted by a bad external docking unit and has a left me a found.000 folder, inside are about 250 folders called dir0001.chk - dir0250.chk....
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Most resilient container for archiving many small files

Recently I've setup a new system to handle my data hoarding needs. I have a few HDDs (2TB, 4TB, 8TB, looking to add more soon) in a StableBit DrivePool without duplication. An external 8TB HDD where I ...
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fix corrupt file with same inode than an other (linux, ntfs)

While copying thousands of images on a new disk with a pi (raspbian), rsync stopped with an error, impossible to move temp file to correct file name. The real file name actually exists but has the ...
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gpg --clearsign of latex-based pdf is damaged/corrupted

I am trying to digitally sign a pdf which was compiled in LaTeX. Following the suggestion to use gpg --clearsign given here the output signed pdf is--for some reason--corrupted/damage. Here is a MWE ...
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I have downloaded large gzipped xml files from Pubchem but my computer says they are corrupted

I have tried twice downloading the large gzipped xml files from PubChem FTP server, once through wget and one through chrome manually, but both times result in a corrupt file. For example, the first ...
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Windows 10: fix shortcut's empty overlay?

My shortcuts are really weird: it have a 'empty shortcut icon' overlay. This only happen on shortcut files aka *.lnk files An example: image Do you know how to fix that? Technical details: OS: ...
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How to fix a corrupt *.ts file

sorry for my bad english but I hope you understand my question. I have a 18GB Transport Stream file which seems to be corrupt. Therefore it is not possible to upload this file to Youtube. Now I hope ...
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Files on my USB gets corrupted and content set to the letter ÿ [duplicate]

I have been having a problem on a USB. Whenever I save any type of file, it will get corrupted, and when opening any of these files with notepad, everything is set to the letter "ÿ". Does ...
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How to check which files are corrupted in PowerShell

I often run chkdsk /f X:(X here stands for actual drive letters), to check and fix filesystem errors, but it doesn't report which files are corrupted. I use PSCore7.1 on Windows 10 20H2 x64, I want to ...
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Delete corrupted folder in Windows 10

Whenever I try to delete this folder, the progress bar completes without any prompt but the folder is still there with it's subfolder. I tried to go into folder, but it seems after some time the path ...
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What's the usual direction of bit-rot on a hard disk (from inactivity)? [closed]

I opened 2 copies of the same file from around 6 years ago. There was a hash mismatch and I found a single bit difference between the two files when I open the file up in a visual hexadecimal file ...
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Filesystem corruption on seemingly healthy SSD

Since I replaced my HDD with an SSD (ADATA SU650) on my laptop (HP Probook 6470b) I've been getting semi-consistent filesystem corruption on two different linux installs, the first one is debian 10 ...
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Check if Videos are corrupted automatically

I have 100 videos and I would like to check if they are all fully downloaded and not cut at a certain point, due to the internet breakout. Is there a way for this to be done automatically and for the ...
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folder disappear but still take space (how to fix corrupted files on the drive that are invisible --not just hidden)

I post the question and answer in case it could help (strangely, I did not find it here). problem: a folder was taking a lot of places, but since it was corrupted (copied from a failing hard drive), ...
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Open dBase III DBT (version 0) file for reading

I don't know a lot about dBase III DBT files, and I want to see it's content. The DBT version is 0, is the file broken? The output from the file command is the following: dbt_file.dbt: dBase III DBT, ...
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WinMerge Binary Difference

So I'm trying to manually RAID all of my important data obtained through life, and have just discovered the joys of WinMerge to compare & identify differences between files & directories. ...
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Can a dying power supply make a file-write fail in this way?

Lately my research code has been crashing during (or possibly milliseconds after) GPU-intensive draw operations, causing instant system restarts. As a test, I had my code save a file right after each ...
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How do I revert my flash drive back to normal after using "chkdsk X: /f"?

I wanted to recover a previous version of a file on an external USB flash drive. I searched about it and found a method by using "chkdsk X: /f" in Command Prompt. I opened command prompt and ...
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Directory is not accessible: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

I have studied this post and that one which are about a whole device being corrupt. But in my case, only a single directory is corrupt: I'm using TestDisk to scan/repair the specific directory. It is ...
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Where can I find the folder which houses the system applications that appear when right-clicking the windows logo on windows 10?

I've recently re-installed all my program files onto a new system through downloading them from the internet and installing them, while also copying the AppData folder, under Users/computer name/, ...
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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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