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0 kb files after CHKDSK

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#1 Ethan123


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:23 PM

Hi. Today I tried to run my HP external hard drive and windows said it was corrupted, so I ran CHKDSK. During chkdsk it recoved a lot of orphaned files and it said it was "Replacing invalid security id" on many files.

After chkdsk was done I was able to open the drive and it seems that all my files are there. However alot of them aremarked as 0kb and arent opening. Are they corrupted, and if so is there anything I can do?

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:00 AM

Hi Ethan123
Was this the code you used for your CHKDSK ? It is never considered dangerous -
Thanks - :thumbsup:

Edited by noknojon, 15 March 2010 - 02:02 AM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:58 AM

What files are you referring to as reflecting 0 KB?


#4 Ken-in-West-Seattle


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:36 AM

This link seems to be one of the few with useful info. Most posters with this issue have to reload from backup and never do find out what triggered it. Candidates seem to be raid volumes, dual boots, restore from image and partition editing.


An ugly situation.

Note google will link to this ms page:

Which has to rate as one of the most spectacularly unhelpful microsoft pages in a sordid history filled with unhelpful and yet correct information from MS

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