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Old 11-26-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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file system problem? data lost


I recently formatted my sysetm from frebsd to linux.in doing so,I backed up my data in a friends comp(running on windows).After I copied the data back onto my windows,all of it got corrupted.I could only open the text files in it properly.The photos are a mess and the zip files(mentioned in another thread ) went corrupt.The pdf files open as empty pages.The iso files became corrupt too.

I cannot get hold of the problem.What could it be?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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How did you transfer them to your friends machine?
FTP? Forgot to turn on binary mode?


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Old 11-26-2005, 04:18 AM   #3
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How did you transfer them to your friends machine?
FTP? Forgot to turn on binary mode?


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Yes,By FTP.I do not remember if I turned it or not.I was using the default.Is it that important?And why?
 
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Because if you don't set binary all files will be interpreted
as being text, and DOS-Linefeeds may be inserted into
binaries (e.g. images, executables, PDFs... ) if there's a CR
character, which renders them useless. It's like randomly
adding extra bytes into them.

As far as "using the default" goes, I have no idea which
way the transfer went, and what the server you used uses.

That all said, the fact that all but text-data is butchered strongly
suggests that your data is completely stuffed for the reasons
I mentioned above.


Cheers,
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