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Re: Corrupt office, pdf, and other general use files
From: "Razi Shaban" <razishaban () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:22:49 +0300

Are you certain that the files are corrupted?
There are several other possible factors that could cause Word to
report that a file is unreadable.


On 3/24/08, Robert.Yung () l-3com com <Robert.Yung () l-3com com> wrote:
List, hope you can help.

 It has become apparent that a user may have installed malware which has
 randomly gone through an entire drive and corrupted pdf, doc, xls, and
 other general use office files.  When an attempt is made to open a
 corrupted file, Word (for example) will error out and say that the file
 is not readable.

 Question is, does anyone know of a tool that will traverse an entire
 directory structure and check files of commonly known formats and report
 back to say whether or not they are corrupt?  I need a way to identify
 how widespread the problem is and see if there is a pattern to which
 files are corrupted.  The tool does not need to fix the file, I just
 require a report.

 Thanks in advance!

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