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Utility to Verify Files Are Readable?

By Knot2Brite
Jul 5, 2009
  1. hello,

    Both my Copernic desktop search and X1 desktop search when indexing my collection of OTR MP3s crashed my system. I assume that both of them reach a file which is malformed and not being able to process it close everything. Unfortunately they do not provide an error log.

    I hope there is a utility which will test the files and record any file that is irregular.

    If you know of such a product I would appreciate your sharing the information.

    Thank you
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    i don't know of a tool you ask about.. but here's a couple alternate suggestions

    1) Can you delete the current indices for your desktop search tools. Then try re-indexing from scratch to see if the problem still exists
    2) Look at the Windows Event Logs to see if any clues/information were left there. I believe you'll want to look at both the System and Application log files for any recent ERROR or WARNING events that might be relevant. Also note the entries are timestamped so you can also see if they were generated while the desktop search / indexing engine was running
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    Nice! Something new i'll have to add to my freeware toolset
     
  5. Knot2Brite

    Knot2Brite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    thanks to both of you guys.

    I've got some tools now to work with and maybe I'll get it figured out.

    Thank you
     
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