Can I scan for corrupt files?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snerkler, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. snerkler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2012

    We're having problems with my wife's USB system in her car and I've come to the conclusion that one or more of her music files are corrupted. I can use disk utility to scan the entire drive, but what I'd like to do is scan individual folders and files on the hard drive. Is there any way I can do this? How else can I find the culprit file(s)?

  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Disk Warrior (Alsoft: has the capability to scan files and folders. It is also the best (IMO) disk repair and prevention utility available for the Macintosh platform. Depending on the target computer, you will have to copy the utility to a bootable disk and repair the target disk from that boot up disk rather than the DVD. At the present, the latest DVD will not boot the 2012 laptops. In my experience, DW can repair even extremely damaged directories but when it comes to files or folders, you usually have to delete the damaged files.
  3. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2012
    Thanks for this. That software's a bit pricey for me, are there any free/cheap options?

    Also, I assume that if I went through the files one by one and tried to open them I wouldn't be able to open the corrupted on and then I could just delete this?

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