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External hard drive in foreign language

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  • Started 3 years ago by Jlreeves1
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Jlreeves1
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Hey Brainiacs and all around geniuses, I have an external hard drive that suddenly began listing all files in what appears to be a foreign language. I have done virus scans but don't seem to have a virus. What could this be? Anyone else have this problem, and more importantly, what can I do to reverse this? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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G41M
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Jlreeves1 Hi. Welcome to HTG. On whatever operating system you have, run a disk integrity check/error check on the drive. The FAT or MFT of the drive might have been corrupted.

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