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Windows 7: Chkdsk keeps finding the same problem - Orphaned Files.

18 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Well, short of buying another drive, I don't see what other options you have. How about just copying files from your backup drive to your D drive using the copy/replace option?

The only data to be affected will only be that which has been updated and you'll then have free rein to wipe your backup drive and see if you can create a fresh partition on it.

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18 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Sorry I should have explained a bit more. The files I have on my T Backup drive also have the correct timestamps for my files. All the files on my D drive have messed up file timestamps. This was my own fault really as I was moving files from drive to drive after a reinstall. I'm thinking the only way really is like you said just to wipe my Backup partition and start again.
Will it cause any problems losing all the original timestamps though?
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18 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I'm not sure what you mean by a timestamp.

Do you mean the time the file was created, last altered, moved or what?

As long as the files themselves are intact I would have thought you should be OK to start over again.
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18 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Yes the created, modified, accessed. I've got some files that were created all the way back to 2004. But when I copied them over it changed all the created dates to 2012.

Sorry if I'm wandering off here! I appreciate the advice by the way seavixen! :)
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