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I keep getting data errors when installing various common programs

This is going to be more of a read than the title implies. My PC has had Windows 10 on it for many years. Only in the last year or two have I started to have truly unexplainable breakdowns. In ...
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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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How to recover a corrupt SQLite database which still contains valuable text, but no tables in DB browser?

I see that the sqlite database file contains text and some json syntax, but how can i extract all the text from sqlite database file in a more usable format? So I can edit it at least rescue the json ...
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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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Corrupted 400GB+ ZIP file , while zip -FF throws at the end Error “run out of memory”

I have a corrupted big zip file of more than 400+ GB while i try to recover with zip -FFv Corrupted.zip --out Fix.zip after a long verbose it will say at the end run out of memory. even though my ram(...
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Text File Encoding - Unable to see plaintext

I have a text file which was exported from Brave browser, which contains my seed phrase. I am banging my head against the wall because I cannot figure out how to possibly recover/convert what I have ...
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Is there an easy way to check if a pcap is corrupt on Linux?

I need to check whether any pcaps in a certain collection are corrupt. I could try opening up each one individually in Wireshark, but that seems like a very inefficient solution. Is there was some ...
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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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Removing Corrupted excel files without opening every one of them

I have a folder with lots of excel files. Is there any function or software which can automatically remove all the corrupted files from the folder without me opening every file and checking whether it'...
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TeXStudio corrupted its own tex file

While compiling my tex file in TeXstudio I made changes to it and saved. I did this many times before without issues. TeXstudio will ask me if I want to override the existing file and I press yes. I ...
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Recovering corrupted image data from single files

Most questions and information about corrupted files have to do with recovering files from a corrupted partition, where the file data is assumed to be present on the disk and it's just a matter of ...
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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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How do I stop VeraCrypt from complaining about my storage stick which I've allowed it to “fix” many times now?

I recently bought a new USB memstick, as I have done so many times before in this exact setup and manner. Immediately after getting it, I made it into a VeraCrypt volume (exFAT) and ran my "sync ...
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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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Photos backed up from old Samsung phone: are these photos corrupted?

I have several hundred pictures. All of them are .jpg, on average 4mb in size, and came off a Samsung phone during the file transfer that happens when you get a new phone. They were backed up to ...
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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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All Files deleted from 'main' HDD after installing another WindowsOS on a different SSD

A few days ago I installed a SSD into my desktop pc because the performance of the HDD was horrible. Because my PC only has two SATA cables (previously I used one for the HDD and one for my CD-ROM ...
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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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Windows File Recovery - broken files after recovery

I am try to recover a hard-deleted (shift+canc) directory from a Windows 10 OS. I used the Windows Recovery file tool. I used a segment mode targeting an entire folder: >winfr C: D: /r /n \users\...
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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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“zip error: Out of memory” when trying to fix offsets with “zip -FF”

So I have a zip archive named sync.zip which is very large (19G); furthermore, it consists of a lot of small files in a deep directory hierarchy. I need to extract it to recover the files. However, ...
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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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Picture files that are expected to take ~2 MB show size of 4 GB

The problem is described to some degree in https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/after-win-update-photos-changed-size-from-4-gb-to/aaee53ec-ff99-4327-81dd-b755534412cf . However, there ...
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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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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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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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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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