How to fix corrupt files in Windows® 7
What are the causes and tips to fix corrupt files in Windows 7?
The corrupted files are files that no longer work properly. It may vary from files that you use regularly to system or program files that work behind the scenes. Most of the corrupted files cannot be repaired and you should delete or replace them. You can occasionally use a program to repair a corrupted file. Windows might be able to repair them. It happens when something goes wrong while the file is being saved. You can decrease the chances of a file becoming corrupted by protecting your computer's power with a surge suppressor or with an uninterrupted power supply. Always make sure you turn off your computer properly, avoid pressing and holding the power button because it usually forces Windows to shut down abruptly.
Following are the causes and tips to fix corrupt files in Windows 7:
- Due to driver failure
- Copy files to different location
- Registry cleaner for registry files
Due to driver failure
The files get corrupted for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is the hard drive failure of your system. The computer may get interrupted in between, or a virus might actively be corrupting your data. You should make sure that the file is corrupt. If your file would not open or print because of security settings, then it is corrupted.
Copy files to different location
In some occasions the foundation of the file is bad, rather than the file itself. Copy the file to a different location on the hard drive or try opening it from an external hard drive. You can also check if the file extension is correct. Use ‘Save as’ immediately and save another copy of it if you are able to work with the file. You can also try exporting your file to another file format.
To fix the corrupt registry files on your Windows PC it is a good idea to get a good registry cleaner for doing this job. Windows 7 registry is prone to getting corrupted files that can cause problems with the normal functions of your PC. You can resolve this by using some registry repair software.
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