I have a partially corrupt external hard drive and am attempting to move what files I can salvage from it onto my new Mac. If some of the files I'm moving are corrupt could they be bad for the hard drive of the new Mac? When I'm trying to copy files over to my USB flash drive (using my old Windows machine) I keep getting errors like "bad sector" and "drive is not formatted. would you like to format it now?" It seems I can get about 80~90% of the files off of the drive, which is great. I'm just worried that if any of the files are corrupt they might confuse the computer trying to read them and cause a problem. Is this a valid concern or just me being paranoid?