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  1. #1

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    Oct 17, 2011
    corrupt file help
    i have a corrupt that is on two of my back up drives
    when i open certain folders and scroll down
    when i get close to the files i think are to blame
    the window disapears
    if i keep reopening it the windows flash on and off till i have to hold the power button down
    all my files are phoros
    i'm running os x 10.6.8
    i get this in the console

    11-10-17 9:22:39 PM[112] Finder(112,0x7fff70a86ca0) malloc: *** error for object 0x10185a408: incorrect checksum for freed object - object was probably modified after being freed.
    11-10-17 9:22:39 PM[112] *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
    11-10-17 9:22:45 PM[106] ([112]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap
    11-10-17 9:22:47 PM ReportCrash[180] Saved crash report for Finder[112] version 10.6.8 (10.6.8) to /Users/grahamkennedy/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2011-10-17-212247_graham-kennedys-Mac-Pro.crash

    how do i figure out what files are corrupt and delete them when i get near them



  2. #2

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    You say the suspected corrupt files are on external drives? If that's true, try running Disk Utility and do a verify and repair on each drive. I'm not sure if Disk Utility can spot a corrupt file or not but give it a try anyway.

    Otherwise you'll need specialized software to find the corrupted files. Something like Data Rescue 3. (which is expensive)

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 17, 2011
    yes i tried disk utility
    anyone know of any software that can detect corrupt file
    i have data rescue 3 bt it wont identify the files i need to trash


  4. #4

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    Jun 05, 2012

    I had the same problem, except the corrupted files were in the ~/Library/Preferences folder, on a MacBook Pro running Snow Leo.

    Here is what worked for me:

    - Open the problematic folder
    - Scroll very slowly until the finder crashes
    - The corrupted file(s) is (are) the one(s) about to be displayed
    - Access the folder thru the network (I used an iMac G5 running Tiger)
    - Trash the file(s)
    - File(s) is (are) deleted immediately since it's through the network
    - Problem solved

    That said, I'm pretty sure the network steps are unnecessary and the corrupted files could be sent to the trash locally (maybe by scrolling very slowly, selecting the bad files with the arrow keys, sending them to trash with command-delete).


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