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Is there any way to fix incorrect file size?

I have two files that both the Windows operating system and Linux report as >700GB, when in fact my disk size is only 500GB, making it impossible for me to move it somewhere else. They were backed ...
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Laptop BIOS Corrupted with No BIOS Update?

So I turned on my laptop today only to discover my laptop was restoring the bios, meaning the bios got corrupted. I never have done a bios update on this laptop, so I am wondering how did the bios get ...
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Fix corrupted exFAT upcase table manually

I have recently encountered the error "upcase table is not found" on my SD card formatted with exFAT, after it worked just fine the previous day. No tool I tried on Windows or Linux could ...
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Chkdsk Stage 3 Error but “Chkdsk /f” Fails to Execute Repair at Windows Restart

Summary: I have a volume corruption: Specifically, it is a chkdsk Stage 3 Error. At stage 3, Chkdsk verifies Security Descriptors and USN Journals. However, chkdsk /f repair fails to run at Windows ...
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SDCard constantly being corrupted

I posted this on stackexcange but people say it would be better to post here. So I copied and pasted I have an sd card and I normally use it on a chromebook and it has no problems, but when I put it ...
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How to reset windows 10? When drive is corrupted

How to reset my acer predator laptop? My C drive is corrupted as my laptop force shut down during an update. It's stuck in boot and won't go past troubleshooting screen. Tried: Alt+f10 to reset, no ...
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First NTFS boot sector corrupt, filesystem is RAW, successful repair - repeats after every reboot

I've had this happen on three different customer machines over the last few months, and for the life of me I can't figure out a lasting solution. In all cases, it appeared that the problem occurred ...
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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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Boot SSD shows up at 0 bytes

After a BSOD my boot ssd has stopped working. Using a windows recovery device, trying to install windows it says that the disk is 0 bytes. Diskpart also says that. I have an SATA to USB cable arriving ...
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Why does turning AMD RAID on corrupt last partitions on disks?

Just upgraded my mobo from Z87-PLUS to X570-E. Coming from Intel I noticed the RAID works a little differently, having all SATA ports configured as RAID, not just a few. On the old system I had 2 HDDs ...
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Is there mitigation for the new NTFS corruption bug?

A recent announcement of a bug that causes corruption of an NTFS partition states: “…extract the ZIP file or simply look at a folder that contains a malicious shortcut and it will automatically ...
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Invisible subdirectory created by BoUML [duplicate]

I'm using BoUML 7.10, the latest version, on Windows 10 Professional at work. By default, it installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\BoUML (or something very similar). When a new project is created, it ...
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My luks encrypted image unlocks but fails to mount

I have a LUKS image which I decrypt, mount and save important documents to. Until recently, this was running fine, on an Ubuntu 19 machine. I shut this machine down, while the image was mounted, ...
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Why does CHKDSK find file system errors after formatting a disk?

I'm having trouble copy data to a brand new disk. I don't know yet if this is the result of the tools I've used, sequence of events during copying, or some issue with the files prior to being copied. ...
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Why are Windows 10 apps are crashing immediately after opening them?

Windows 10 apps are crashing immediately after opening them. I tried running Troubleshoot for Windows apps, but it said: “An error occurred.” I tried running sfc scan, but it stops at 39% and says: ...
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Repair C Drive without formatting

Is there a way to temporarily repair a C drive (SSD) without the need to format? I tried running chkdsk C: /r /f /x both in normal mode and in safe mode, but I kept getting the message Cannot lock ...
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Windows 10 AppsFolder probably corrupted

Well, I got myself a problem: I wanted to temper some with the WindowsApps folder, changed permission to my account and now: None of the apps work anymore, e.g. mail None of the windows keyboard ...
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Random corruption of MFT in external drives require CHKDSK for fix

I have this problem for months now. I am getting my external drives MFT corrupt. When i run CHKDSK afterwards, most of the time i get the files back in their places. I have changed external disks + ...
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Corrupted FAT32 reinterpret file as folder

I am trying to recover data from a corrupted FAT32 filesystem. It was so severely damaged that it reinterpreted some files as folder contents. For instance, instead of a file names "FILE.DOC"...
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Trying to recover a NTFS corrupt partition

I'm stucked with the fixing of a NTFS partition, which I kind of recovered from the MFT backup using TestDisk 7.2-WIP on Windows 7, even so the partition recovered is corrupted. Applying on Debian ...
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Reset/format corrupt HDD with write protected partition

I screwed up the partition map on a removable HDD, corrupting it, and would like to reset it. The problem is that one of the partitions is write protected, and common solutions that merely do not work....
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What could cause filesystem (EXT4) inconsistencies? Can exhausted CMOS battery be the cause?

There is a desktop PC which suffers continually from EXT4 filesystem inconsistencies. The PC does not boot up. I use fsck to repair the filesystem. The PC works fine again, after some time the ...
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After updating, windows 10 de-spanned my extended drives. How do I merge these two drives?

I should have a spanned volume STORAGE with label X: that is located on two 1TB HDDs, so alltogether STORAGE should be 2TB. Now it is only 1TB. Windows forced an update and restart on me. When ...
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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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Can I repair Windows 10 v1909 system files with a v2004 ISO?

I have a laptop running Windows 10 v1909 with system file corruption that DISM and SFC are not able to repair. Can I repair it with a v2004 ISO image, without upgrading to the newer version?
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Recover NTFS drive mounted on Linux

I have mounted an old NTFS drive on Ubuntu but when I list the files, most of the attributes are shown as a question mark (?). The file or directory name is visible, along with the file type (- or d) ...
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Is semi-unlocked BitLocker drive data fully decrypted?

My BitLocker encrypted SSD went corrupt after I started to decrypt it. Is my data on the SSD still encrypted? It was in the early stages of the BitLocker decryption and the drive was never fully ...
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My flash drive got pulled out during I/O Write process and now is very heavily corrupted, not able to be fixed. Is it fixable? [duplicate]

I have an SanDisk 64GB USB Drive, and sadly, it got heavily corrupted. I was copying something over, and it got pulled out in middle of an I/O Write process, resulting in it being completely unusable. ...
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Corrupted data on SSD but tests passed

I am trying to find out why I've got corrupted data on a ext4 partition of LUKS encrypted SSD. I've run e2fsck /dev/mapper/disk1-root -y, then e2fsck -fcc /dev/mapper/disk1-root with this output: ...
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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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Strange SD Card “File Allocation Table” issue

I have lots of IoT devices running linux off an SD card, and for some reason they've all recently stopped working! To get to the bottom of the issue, I tested these SD cards in Windows laptop. The ...
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Consistent filesystem corruption

I'm running Debian 9 (Stretch), and recently I began to notice that on startup, my root filesystem / (mounted on a USB-attached SSD) began to show up as corrupted: [ 4.511127] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] ...
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8GB USB drive shows 8MB size, can't format

TL;DR: The USB is 8GB, it doesn't have any physical lock. It is a goku doll and it was a gift for my friend, there isn't any brand. Chip Genius says that it is generic. It is saying that it has 8MB ...
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micro SD card is not detected anywhere and needs to be formatted

I have a brand new 128GB SanDisk micro SD card that I was trying to setup for modding my switch. After the process of partitioning it and placing it in my switch, the SD card would no longer be ...
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How can I check Windows 10 driver's health (if they are corrupted)?

recently my PC suffered from unexpected power off and, since then, some of the apps of my W10 computer started having frequent crashes. This behavior isn't new: up till 2 months ago I was facing the ...
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I just partially wiped out an external hard disk drive

I was installing Windows 10, so I cleared the C:/ partition on my internal hard drive, only then to be greeted by the message: Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR ...
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Corrupted windows file system after upgrading ubuntu nautilus

Currently, I'm ended up with a separate and shared NTFS partition with possible of ~49GB data lose. the partition is shared between Windows10(1903) and Ubuntu 16.04. It must have happened after ...
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Why do I see different files in PowerShell and Windows Explorer?

Today while processing some files in Jupyter Notebook, I found that the list of files in Jupyter Notebook was not keeping up with what I was seeing in my file browser. A similar thing was happening ...
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IMVFH is compressed - meaning?

Windows 7 SP1, fully updated every Tuesday when MS ships them, on an old Q9800 quad which has ticked along nicely for years with very little on it except a couple of automated low-impact tasks I have ...
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Multiple files copied to Windows corrupted, each appear to fill HDD free space

I am facing an issue where pictures copied from a Samsung smartphone (Android) to a PC have somehow been corrupted. The pictures are in JPG format, and appear as such in the folder they were copied to....
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dosfsck: how long does it take to repair a 32GB FAT filesystem on a USB drive?

I have a 32 GB USB stick with totally corrupted filesystem and a laptop with Ubuntu. I have run the command dosfsck -w -r -l -a -v -t /dev/sdb1 16 days ago and it is still running. It has been using ...
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Windows 7 System resume not working

I have a windows 7 desktop. Today when I tried to start it. A black screen appeared. With option 1) continue with resume data 2)delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu But the ...
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Is there any argument against using dd with bs=10G?

Suppose I have a drive that has a bad superblock (or block) in some random location. It's an enormous drive, 1-8 TB. It won't format to ext3, so I'm writing it full of zeroes so that I can properly ...
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chkdsk generates undeletable corrupt FILE0000.CHK files on exFAT drive

J:/FOUND.000/FILE0000.CHK is corrupt and not deleteable. C:\> del J:\FOUND.000\FILE0000.CHK J:\FOUND.000\FILE0000.CHK The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Running chkdsk /F J: ...
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Repair corrupt ext4 filesystem

I have a 500GB HDD on my Ubuntu machine with about 80GB worth of data with one partition (/dev/sdb1) formatted as ext4. I wanted to resize it in order to make room for another partition, and so I did,...
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Recover secondary drive

I haven't been able to mount my secondary hard drive, and I am unsure as to the error. This happens when I try mounting through Nautilus: I tried sudo fsck.ext4 -y /dev/sdb1 and sudo fsck /dev/sdb ...
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Why is fsck saying corrupt superblock or partition table and how to fix?

I made an image (dd) of a drive and I am trying to run a filesystem check on it: Filesystem Type: ext3 Here is the Original error from fsck: fsck -fv -z ./Seagate.ST3500320NS.SN-9QM5ZHHR.500GB....
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Hard Drive Keeps Corrupting Important Files, Need New Hard Drive?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE and fairly frequently I will try to boot my computer only to be faced by some "rescue mode" or failure screen from which I follow online guides which direct me into updating and ...
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fsck says a partition is mounted in Ubuntu Recovery Mode

I ran Ubuntu 18.10's Recovery Mode and fsck failed saying dev/sda7 is mounted. I tried unmounting it only to be told that "it is busy". I'd appreciate any hints on solving this. The partition dev/...

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