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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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Corrupt Eudora Mailboxes from virus

Hi to all i have this problem with eudora client mail, the my boss use this client mail from 1999 and work well but 5 days ago a virus corrupt the eudora files. I scan the pc and remove the virus but ...
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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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Can't delete file as root

Routine system update (Linux Mint 19) failed with an error about not being able to make a backup of a file. File has very weird owner and group and odd lsattr behavior. Can't delete the file as root. ...
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Corrupted PSD File, “No data”? [closed]

I worked on a sketch for two days now (had to redo it four times). I closed Paint Tool SAI after saving that PSD file, came back and it said 'No data found'. I tried recovering it, I tried opening it ...
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Detecting SD card corruption

Is there any way I can detect the SD card corruption at run time? I have a situation where in firmware upgrade is affected because of SD card issue, however it will be known only after the upgrade ...
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How can I reduce my chances of XML corruption in large Word documents?

I am constantly creating large word documents (100+ pages). I have had occasional corruption issues in the past, but lately they seem to be happening more often and no one has any idea about what is ...
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Video file suddenly turning bad

I have several .mkv files of a TV show. Today, a very interesting thing happened to these files (only these files), and when played with VLC Player, the image is corrupted. When played with other ...
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MicroSD content disappeared and turned into one big unaccessible file [duplicate]

I put some 8Gb MicroSD card in Video Recorder and recorded some video onto it. Then I got a message, that card is full. I plugged it into computer's card reader and saw, that card was full of Android ...
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Corrupted text file with Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider written at top

I have a file containing some important information which I had marked as hidden on my windows PC. I moved this file to a USB and inserted the USB into my phone. The file had changed its extension to ....
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“Edit Links” button grayed-out

I have a user that, whenever they open a specific file, the status bar at the bottom right indicates that it it linking a file that the user isn't familiar with, even though she is the creator of the ...
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MP4 corrupted, how to repair?

tank for any suggestion. I recorded 2 video on digital camera. Video are saved in identical codecs and settings. The second video, is corrupted, in some way I can't open with VLC or other players or ...
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Samsung Gear 360 corrupted SD card - How to recover

How do I recover a corrupted Samsung Gear 360 SD card? Everytime I take a picture it throws an error, and when I plug the card into my computer it shows as blank, or throws an error.
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How to corrupt a file's date modified

We have an application that works with files. The application breaks whenever it encounters a file that has no date modified / date created (the field is literally blink in explorer and via get-...
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How can I remove unusable files?

I recently performed data recovery on a drive, but the software grabbed a lot of files that had been partially overwritten before loss. It recovered them anyway, and created a lot of partial files ...
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What can cause a file corruption of a windows system file (ntdll.dll)?

I'm observing strange behaviour of a Windows 10 installation and trying to figure out the cause to assess possible damage: Windows started to act strange in the way that programs which perform system ...
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Recovering a Corrupted and Encrypted Workbook

We have a workbook that is in the OOXML format with macros and encryption (XLSM). This document was being modified on SharePoint Online with Office 2016 and was periodically becoming corrupt. ...
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A few questions about HDDs and magnets

It is possible to corrupt data and even destroy a hard drive when running a powerful magnet over it. So I have a few question. Now if the magnet was powerful enough, can a drive be destroyed only if ...
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Word Mac 16.13 BUG: curly quotes and em dashes replaced with random text

I have been experiencing an issue in Word 16.13 on a Mac. It would be good if anyone knew about what causes this and how to avoid it. Summary A document I was working on recently started showing ...
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SD Card not accessible with NO MEDIA ERROR [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card, few days ago, the card suddenly stopped working, and this has happened before, the entire card was formatted or erased by itself back then, I had to reformat it and ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer says all IMG files are corrupt, but they are not

I have a large library of different IMG files (mostly from archived floppy disks). Whenever I open one with Windows Explorer, I get an error message that reads Could not mount file. The image file is ...
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Many recently edited documents are corrupted with gibberish after Windows 10 install - unicode, NUL, etc

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 ...
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Unable to set different wallpapers for each monitor

I am unable to set different wallpapers for each of my monitors because every monitor is labelled as "monitor 3". When Windows 10 starts up, all my monitor drivers are disabled, enabling them again ...
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Remove found.000 folder completely

I'm trying to completely remove found.000 folder under Windows 8.1 on my C-drive. I have tried a number of attempts (incl. under SafeMode), by changing its ownership (i.e. added my Username, and ...
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7zip archives become corrupted over time

I have dedicated HDD drive for storing data. To save space, I randomly over the period of last 5 years archived some folders with 7zip. When recently I needed access to contents of these archives, ...
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HDD Abnormalities

I am pretty sure that my HDD is broken, but tests after show that it is mostly fine. About 1 month ago, my HDD clicked about 10 times on Windows 10 boot, this corrupted the boot sector of every ...
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Corrupted Linux hard drive. How to recover files? [duplicate]

have totally broken one a Linux device. I can't login in terminal try, and the GUI screen won't come on, even though there is a mouse in tty7 (though that is an unrelated problem). The device is an ...
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Unzipping Zip file = download-corruption guarantee?

I downloaded a zip file and was able to successfully extract the contents, using winrar. However the content (bin/cue files) appears to be corrupted. (after mounting or converting to iso, it shows ...
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Sandisk SD Card (32GB) Corrupted - Recover Data (Photos) if drive is unmountable?

I could really do with help recovering 500 or so photos from a corrupted SD Card. I was out taking photos in Iceland on a 12-month old SanDisk SD card. Whilst writing photos to the card, I got the ...
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Reasons for files being corrupted

specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 32 GB Microsoft Windows 10 (build 16299), 64-bit I noticed a while back that my files were getting corrupted - this generally ...
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Exe file corrupted in client and not able to shutdown server

Case1: I am creating my application exe using Visual studio 2010 in Windows 10 OS. The coding files are in my server PC (Windows Server 2012 R2). I am accessing the coding files from network. During ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a read-only USB HD without unmounting it first?

The USB connector on my 2TB HD has been acting up after an accident and even a slight movement results in it disconnecting from my laptop. I can't replace it right now so I was wondering if I risk ...
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Managing data durability / file corruption

We know that hard drives have limited lifespan and data corruption happens. A hard drive may still appear to be OK and pass tests but some files may at some point start read differently to what they ...
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Can switching between Win7 & Win10 (Creators) corrupt a data disk used by both?

I boot either from a Win7 system drive or a Win10 system drive from a mobile rack. When I am using either OS, I can access a third permanently installed data drive. There has never been any problem. ...
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Excel 2016 corrupted file due to separator change in formulas

I had an Excel 2016 file with formulas that has been corrupted after a change. The modification was done through a simple macro that just open the file, add some data and save it. In other sheets, ...
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I can't access my computer properly without safe mode.

I've done everything and I can confirm that the reason my computer is somehow broken is not because of a virus. I have used malware-bytes, hit-man pro and I have removed everything that was remotely ...
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Automate the comparison of corrupted files

After an unfortunate CHKDSK analysis which corrupted many files on a 3TB HDD (erroneously detected as 746 GB, probably because of a USB2 controler being incompatible with capacities over 2TB), I would ...
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3TB HDD detected as 746GB, then CHKDSK severely corrupted the file system

So I have two 3TB HDDs, one being the backup of the other, almost full (containing mostly videos, TV documentaries and whatnot), with no hardware issues (SMART parameters are all fine). I plugged one ...