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Corrupt folder.
show user profile  BishBashRoss
I turned on my computer this morning and on boot it did some sort of disk recovery/repair and then booted as normal. I have noticed in my current project folder a folder containing some proxy files has now become a file instead of a folder. Making those proxy files unobtainable. Has anybody seen anything like this before? is there a way to repair it? I am running windows 8.


I have done a spyware/virus scan and come up with nothing.

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5/25/2013 7:57:38 PM (last edit: 5/25/2013 7:58:07 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
by proxy files do you mean short cuts?

Do you have file history enabled, if so you could probably recover from a backup.

More than likely though that folder is lost and unjournaled, i have no idea if Win8 has a lost and found folder.

I've started using drop box for holding my project folders that way I always have a decent sync of my stuff on any machine in case a local sync is corrupt it will restore from dropbox.

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5/25/2013 8:15:22 PM (last edit: 5/25/2013 8:15:22 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
I mean vray proxy files, but that's not so important. What's this lost and found folder you speak of?

Current project folder is 48GB not very practical to for Dropbox. :( I could probably slim that down some though.

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5/25/2013 8:56:00 PM (last edit: 5/25/2013 8:56:00 PM)
show user profile  marktsang
backup important stuff immediatly and run a check for bad sectors.....
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5/25/2013 9:38:01 PM (last edit: 5/25/2013 9:38:01 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
I forget that Windows NTFS lacks some features of the standard linux journaling systems like ext3/ext4 where when a fsck is run, any files with issues are put in a lost and found folder.

Windows doesn't have such a feature but apparently windows 8 has a new flag called /spotfix for chkdsk.

Try running chkdsk /spotfix as administrator, if the chckdsk that you were forced to run had issues it may not have automatically fixed them, if you run that command it will attempt to fix any found issues.

If it doesn't have any flagged issues it will rerun the scan after a reboot and attempt to fix the issues it does find. Hope that helps.

I would highly recommend finding a backup solution, windows 8 has something like mac's time machine where it saves incremental backups to a hard drive. It's called "File History"

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5/27/2013 11:20:58 AM (last edit: 5/27/2013 11:20:58 AM)
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