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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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How to rebuild an exfat filesystem from random 25Mb blocks

Got my ssd controller stopped working. No surprise, as I alaways ket it almost full. Fortunately, it turns out each physicall blocks is 25Mb large which means the data it continuous inside each chunk ...
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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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MicroSD card corrupted [duplicate]

It's a 16GB Samsung. The phone (Samsung S3) told me that the card was corrupted and needed to be reformatted. I thought it's just a file system error, so I plugged the card into a PC and the card ...
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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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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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SDcard: Bad Magic Number, No other super-blocks work

I have a 32GB mini SD card I used in an android phone. One day it wasn't recognized, I plugged it in to my laptop, file system wouldn't recognize it. Plugged it in to my linux box via USB adapter. ...
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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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ext2 - all files are size zero

I'm working on a legacy system, hence ext2. I'm booting linux with syslinux. I create an blank disk image with dd and /dev/zero, then I partition it into 2 partitions with parted and create the file ...
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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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Fixing a corrupted USB

My USB seems to be corrupted, and I am looking to format the entire thing. I have no desire to recover any data on it, and all I want to do is use it as a USB again. On Windows, the USB mounts, ...
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Did have a risk of corruption to my disk when i migrate it

I tried to copy my current disk SSHD 1 To onto a SSD 1 To. Both of them are configured in GPT. I do the first section of this site https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html ...
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SD 64GB Ultra works fine but sometimes goes back in time literally [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB card which works fine.. I used it for a few months and it never had problems Short story: New files sometimes vanish. Deleted files sometimes reappear, and they also work ...
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Can the laptop hardware corrupt the HDD/SSD?

long version: Around 4-5 months ago, I replaced the HDD in my Asus x501a laptop with a SSD (ADATA Ultimate SU650 120GB SATA3), as it would freeze occasionally and the HDD made a nasty scratchy noise. ...
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mdadm raid has unknown filesystem after adding new disk

My Computer is running ubuntu 1804 but i am new to linux. I am using mdadm and created a raid-5 with 3x 4TB drives (sda, sdb sdc). OS is on a separate SSD (sde). No, I don't have a backup. Yes it is ...
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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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After btrfs scrub, how do you get the list of affected files?

I just tried to use btrfs send for a backup but it ended up giving me an io error. I ran btrfs scrub, which reported 32 unrepairable blocks on my raspi's sd card. The obvious way to fix this is to ...
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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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Even weirder “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading to merit ...
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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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Recover files from corrupted sd [duplicate]

I messed up when trying to benchmark write speed on an sdcard with important files on it. sync; sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M count=1024; sync 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out ...
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Copied empty folder on top of C:\ using xcopy - what happened?

I was testing xcopy on Windows 10 for use in scripts and, in haste, I run: xcopy /s /e /y /x "%~dp0/aaaaaaaaaa" "C:/" where aaaaaaaaaa is an empty folder. /s /e /y /x does the copy recursively, ...
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Applications can't access files although I have permissions

I using Windows 7 After the PC didn't start a few times, it suddenly did, but when it happened, some applications that access the file system didn't work. Dropbox popped up a message saying there's a ...
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Format hard drive without starting windows

My hard drive must be corrupted/missing files etc. I cant boot any windows install/linux. Because i currently can't launch any OS (I also tried running dban to complete wipe my hard drive but there ...
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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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FAT32 128GB Sandisk flash drive isn't working after deleting System Volume Information

after trying to delete files on my flash drive I accidentally deleted System Volume Information thinking it was useless. I know Windows has restore points to restore the folder but after that my flash ...
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Read only file system after reformatting and repartitiniong

I am facing some issue in my one of hardisk. I have cleaned it completely, scanned it for bad sectors and reformatted it but again it giving me readonly file system error on next day. Here is ...
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USB Drive Corrupted and Write Protected [duplicate]

So my USB drive fell out of my Mac whilst I was saving some stuff. I plugged it back in but I was told that 'MacOS could not fix this device'. I plugged it into my windows machine and attempted to do ...
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Recover data of hard drive possible? [duplicate]

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real ...
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Best filesystem for (slow) usb key

I made a home video player with Kodi on a RaspberryPI. I plugged in a 128GB USB key to store movies on it but found it to be dead slow. I formatted it with FAT and other than the file size limit it's ...
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Chkdsk taking almost two days

I used chkdsk /r on my 32GB SDHC card but it has already taken almost two days. While I was listening to music, which was in the sd card, on my smartphone, suddenly it told me the sd card is ...
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Contents of Pictures, Music and Videos folders keep getting mysteriously deleted from Windows 10

A few weeks ago I noticed that these folders that had over a decade's worth of media stored in them were completely empty. Totally emptied out. And those were the only folders this happened to (that ...
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SSD turned to RAW suddenly - Reliable?

My laptop with Windows 10 fall creators update (installed one week ago) is running on a laptop with the main disk SSD OCZ Vertex 128GB + a secondary internal disk Samsung SSD 512GB, the latter as a ...
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Corrupted drive and can’t boot after Windows 10 update

I have (had) 2 computers (Lenovo laptop, dell tower) running windows 10. Although normally they sleep, this last week they were both rebooted. When they tried to load windows, they failed to load and ...

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