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Windows 7: How can I Check Integrity of Files on HDD ?

12 Dec 2018   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How can I Check Integrity of Files on HDD ?

My next big project is to gather all of my many video files that are scattered haphazardly on several drives, both internal and external, and on all of our machines, into one dedicated place.

My question is, is there some way that I can check the integrity of these video files before I move them and also after the move ?

As it is, the only way that I know of is to watch each video = it would take three lifetimes.


Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.


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12 Dec 2018   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi BuskSkin-

Click on Start and then, Computer. Right click on the volume you want to check (such as the C:) and select Properties. In the Tools tab, click on the option to check the disc for errors.

Note that this may take quite a while to finish.
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12 Dec 2018   #3
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Hi BuskSkin-

Click on Start and then, Computer. Right click on the volume you want to check (such as the C:) and select Properties. In the Tools tab, click on the option to check the disc for errors.

Note that this may take quite a while to finish.
Thanks.

If this procedure found any corrupted files, would it list them by file name ?
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12 Dec 2018   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I've never run it so I can't say for sure, but I would think so.
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12 Dec 2018   #5
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If you are meaning chkdsk, I don't think that is what I am looking for.
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12 Dec 2018   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I don't think that CHKDSK will help.

I had an issue with a video last week.
It wouldn't play and it caused my PC to lock up (for several minutes).
CHKDSK reported no errors.

I tried to remux the file using MKVToolNix.
It threw an error (something about video block linkage).

It turns out that the file got corrupted when I copied it from the archive location.
The original file was OK.


I'm not sure how you could confirm video integrity, other than trying each file in a video editing program.
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12 Dec 2018   #7
SnakeFist

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here is a link that i found that may help you. Sorry if it don't.

Batch validate large number of video files - VideoHelp Forum
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12 Dec 2018   #8
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I may just have to shut my eyes and go with it and hope for the best.

The scenario that I wanted to avoid is when a corrupted file is on disk A and a perfectly good file is on disks B, C and D.
Of course I come upon the video first in A and copy it to the target drive; then, not wanting duplicates, I send the ones on B, C, and D to the recycle bin; it may be ten years later before I find it out.

Or, something happens to the only file I have in the copying process; it would be nice to know this before I clean out the source.
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12 Dec 2018   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
If you are meaning chkdsk, I don't think that is what I am looking for.
I don't know if that utility is chkdsk.
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13 Dec 2018   #10
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
I don't know if that utility is chkdsk.
On my Windows 7 machines, that utility is chkdsk (check disc); and, you are right, it takes a long time.
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