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Is there any file-corruption risk in renaming or moving of files? [closed]

I understand that both the operations of renaming and moving a file (on the same disk) are nothing more than editing its File-Path, and that the file's location on the disk remains untouched. However, ...
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Is it safe to delete or move a file immediately after copying it? [Windows especially]

I understand that sometimes when copying a file the system will 'cache' the process of copying, or will 'delay' the process: i.e., it takes a little longer for the copying-process to actually complete ...
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When copying 10ks of files, rarely a copy is larger and zero filled to the next block

I have an issue that sometimes occurs when copying data from SD/CF cards to internal drives, but also manifests when backing up a large archive of photos to external drives. Files are copied using ...
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Verifying storage device against silent data corruption

I have a new Samsung 970 Evo which is very likely to spoil the data. There was massive file damage AND NTFS structure damage twice, a week after each time after I installed a new OS onto it. Digital ...
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Windows found problems with the file system that could not be corrected?

I have a NTFS formatted USB drive that I use both with Linux and Windows 11 and it normally works OK. Recently Linux gave me a rather dire sounding error: zog@kb:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdc2 ~/Templates/ [...
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Corrupted file yields in error "The file cannot be accessed by the system" when accessing WSL app

This is a well known error, but the common solutions don't seem to work and I'm also seeing something else that I think is new, I'll go through each troubleshooting step because I hope some of them ...
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Decrypting .PFILE files

Long story short, while trying to convert my external SSD from exFAT to NTFS, I messed something up and ended up corrupting a folder full of EFS-encrypted files. I can see the files, but accessing ...
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Why is data stored on a Samsung SSD corrupted twice after unplugging?

I have a single computer and two Windows OS's, each on its own SSD. Once in a while, I power down computer and swap SSDs to boot into another system. This is because I want these OSes isolated from ...
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Files getting corrupted when copying from external HDD to self

For several years we have been successfully using an external USB3 2TB HDD (Seagate expansion). Several months ago we started having issues. I've made experiments and the issues are very reproducible. ...
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Can't work with Outlook 365 IMAP account that has this message "Message store has reached its maximum size", no scanpst.exe

I have a Google Workspace Business Standard account configured by IMAP on Outlook 365 on a Windows 10 Pro machine. Outlook says that "Message store has reached its maximum size" and I can't ...
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Files are corrupt after copying/streaming them from samba fileshare

I'm running Debian 12 with an smb file server installed. The Samba version is 4.17.12-Debian. When I try watching any video from the share on any other machine in the network, there are significant ...
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Partially corrupted jpg photos on pendrive. Possible causes and how to fix?

After connecting a pendrive to a bad USB1.0 port (bad electrical connection, keeps connecting and disconnecting) and trying to read some of the photos in it and to copy them to the hard drive on ...
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Can I say that a file was safe from power failure based on modification date? [closed]

My pc with Windows 10 was continuously running this cycle. Generate training data Rename the training data Train the neural network Save the neural network Test the neural network Step 3 is ...
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Is it safe to use Unlocker on Windows files?

I was trying to get rid if remains from McAfee and after everything failed I came across this: https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html So. I tried the software. I unlocked the services ...
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eCryptfs: remove directory from list of encrypted directories so I can replace it and re-encrypt

I have a directory in my home directory that is encrypted with eCryptfs. Somehow, it got corrupted, and I can't read any of the files in the directory. I'm not inclined to try to fix it, since I have ...
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How long do it take to fully format USB drive 2TB 2.0?

Since I can't find any answer from the internet, I hope someone will help me here. I have just bought a 3.5$ USB drive 2TB 2.0. When I transfer my video file to the USB, the 3 first video is working ...
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Mysterious file corruption issues after several hours of use

I built a desktop computer a few days ago and have noticed multiple instances of file corruption. A video game crashed twice, reporting file corruption after several hours of use, though it verified ...
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I have an avi file on my desktop, but I can't delete it, move it, or modify it

I have a .avi file on my desktop, and I tried to delete it because it was corrupted, as it wouldn't play the video, but only have sound with static noises. I tried to empty the bin, but it just wouldn'...
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FTP: What happens if the file is modified while being uploaded?

I am wondering what would happen in that situation ? I tried to look online but could not find any clear answer. Let's say I have a huge file (few GB) that I want to transfert to a FTP server. I open ...
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Wrong video file header causes video players to fail. Any suggestions for recovering?

I have this video: Google Drive link, and it fails to be played by any video player. I tried fixing it with various tools like VLC, ffmpeg and gpac's mp4box, but none of them worked. More specifically,...
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Partition/Data inaccessible after using GParted Live to Extend Partition

I had some unallocated Free Space of 260MB on my 1TB HDD. I used Gparted Live OS to extend my HDD's Size. Gparted moved all the data to left side of the HDD and had extended the partition size. Took a ...
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Unable to decompress Password Protected Zips

I used Coolpad Note 3 lite with Android version 5.1 (lollipop). Using system's stock file manager I compressed many important files and made password protected zips & password protected nested ...
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Unzipping potentially corrupt zip file

I have the following file: onedrive.zip When I try to unzip it: unzip onedrive.zip Archive: onedrive.zip End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it ...
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File Contents Replaced with 0xFF (and a few 0x7F)

I have a corrupted word document whose data I am trying to recover. It comes from a thumb drive suspected of having virus activity; this is not the only file that has been affected. Opened it up with ...
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OS and video file gets corrupted with repeated playback

I want to have a video that is repeatedly played back. For this, I have a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu, calling a terminal command that opens a video player with repeat flag and plays the 30-min video ...
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Cannot open shadow copy of deleted files

I accidentally "permanently" deleted a folder from my C drive. I can see two shadow copies of the deleted folder in Shadow Explorer and was able to export the folder to an external drive, ...
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How to repair corrupt data (images) and make it readable?

I corrupted my data by taking out the SD card (which was used as internal storage) multiple times without running: Eject/Unmount Since using the SD card as internal storage was encrypted the card to ...
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Recorded my computer screen with Windows Game Bar when a power outage occured. How do I recover the file?

I recorded a Zoom meeting with the Windows game bar when my home had a power outage. I turned my computer back on, and found the MP4 of the recording sitting in the recordings folder. The file is ...
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Samsung 980 PRO confirmed faulty - Need to get a few video files off

I have a 2TB Samsung 980 PRO which has been confirmed faulty by samsung, it fails the samsung magician diagnostic software without even completing. I assume the drive has some bad sectors, I've ...
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Hard disk failed, no backup - how to proceed with data recovery? [closed]

My computer has stopped working because the hard disk has broken. I used it to store important data without having a backup, and several files (.xslx, .word, .pdf) could not be recovered or they are ...
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How to fix a corrupted SRT file

I was working on this srt file sudddenly my pc got shutdown I'm pretty sure i've saved the file at some point. now when I open the file it's just a blank file with no content in it yet file file size ...
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Windows 10 automatic repair after swapping drives during hibernation

I went to sleep and when I woke up. My PC looked off so I swapped Drive A for drive B and pressed the power button. It went into automatic repair mode and won't get past it. Turns out that drive A was ...
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Cannot delete a .dll file [duplicate]

I downloaded Internet Download Manager from a piracy website and after downloading I tried to install it. I read the instruction manual given with the file and followed it but later I couldn't install ...
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Restoring corrupted UTF-8 files

After my PC broke down I managed to make a backup of the relevant files before reinstalling Windows. Now that I'm restoring those files and setting the system up I noticed that some of the files got ...
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windows 10 cut off electricity then local disk D can t be accessed

It happened that the electricity was cut off and my laptop went off as it was not on battery. The problem I had afterwards is that the local disk D cannot be accessed D : \ "is not accessible. ...
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How to fix possible corrupted files from decrypted drive?

I recently gave in my external HDD to Seagate for data recovery and they sent me back a drive with the contents encrypted (Bitlocker). I decrypted the contents but it seems like all the files are ...
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Is there anything "bad" data preservation-wise about zipping a big dir of subdirs and tons of files?

I have a "gold backup base" directory tree of 48 GB of data containing "11 411 Files, 1 054 Folders". Since USB/ROBOCOPY/Windows takes forever to transfer many little files to all ...
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Word document corrupted or unknown file encoding

I am trying to open a corrupted Word doc. I tried different encoding options. If anyone know of a tool that I can use. Here is a snippet output in HxD ( Hex Editor ) °qÄ<½r5!™¾=§Œ¾Âúþ¹äUiÊ(Ž?Áu\[....
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Text file possibly corrupted

I have a .tex (LaTeX) file that now ends basically like this when I open it in a text editor (VS Code / Textmate): we may write $x=\ep\x73\x20\x65\x64\x67\x65\x20\x24\x65\x5F\x69\x24\x20\x63\x6F\x6E\...
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File corrupted on external SSD using Windows 10

It has been a while but sometimes I find corrupted files that are initially correctly saved on an external SSD. When I try to reopen them (it generally happens the day after), they are corrupt. I'm ...
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Artifacts in multiple text files across the os

We have multiple systems running Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 that run a few docker containers that do some data acquisition and serve an UI. Once in a very long while the UI breaks because some file is ...
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How can I fix the multiple Word docs that I cannot open on my external SSD hard drive?

I have most of my Word and other docs stored on an external SSD drive. Numerous, but not all Word documents are unable to be loaded. When I try the message is as follows: "Word found unreadable ...
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Is there any way to fix undeleted files? [duplicate]

I accidently formatted a hard drive and then I used a recovery software to undelete the files. I managed to get most of the files back, they're all with their respective sizes and folder structure, ...
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Windows chkdsk claims my disks are fine, application errors suggest otherwise

I'm running a postgres 14 database on a windows 11 machine. Postgres has started generating some errors including the following... ERROR: XX002: index "tableA_i1" contains corrupted page at ...
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Repair corrupted .mkv file

I have a .mkv file that got corrupted and I want to repair it or at least "remove" the parts that are damaged. It's a little over one hour long and stops playing at around 30 minutes. When I ...
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CD Reader is producing corrupt files

I have a few CDs and DVDs with music on them that I want to transfer and store on my Windows computer. Some of the disks are being read fine however some of them are being read with the audio files ...
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Hard drive messed up after dual install of windows 10

I installed windows 10 on Hard Drive B (HDB). Then plugged in Hard Drive A (HDA) so I could copy over some files. It prompted me that I needed admin access to access the files so I clicked continue. ...
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Files were normal and playable, after chkdsk repair, files turned into FOUND.000 folder filled with .CHK files(Fat32 single 256g partition SD card)

I wonder what the alternatives could be. If I did not try the scan and repair prompted by the Windows, everything probably are still normal or can be salvaged more easily. (Fat32 single 256GB ...
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What's the rule of thumb to keep data safe in portable SSD? [duplicate]

I am well aware that SSDs in general are not ideal medium as long term shelf storage. But if one insists on using it for that purpose, what can be done to keep files stored in SSD corrupt-free, other ...
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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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