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Blank Date Modified Field ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Blank Date Modified Field ?


    Hi guys,

    Something weird is happening. Some of my movie files (file type doesn't matter) became corrupted; when I play them in VLC they cause errors, they were just fine before and nothing has changed. I noticed in Explorer that these files have no Date Modified field, it's simply blank; I've never seen anything like that.

    I did a chkdsk on the drive and see no errors. What could it be ?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by emperor; 09 Nov 2013 at 21:36.

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    VLC should rebuild the Index, but that is a temporary fix. Depending on what format they are, there is "DIVFIX" and "Meteor MKV repair" you can try to run the faulty content through which of those is appropriate, you'll have to google it, cant remember the links.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks for trying to help but that's not the problem. In File Explorer the bad files have no Date Modified entry, it's blank; there is something really wrong with the files, not simply an index that needs to be rebuilt. I don't really care about the movies, I just want to know what's happening.
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Have they been moved from elsewhere?

    Maybe you have a problem on the drive where the files are stored, try a CHKDSK on it, see if it finds any corruption. If you have a Windows 8 Install disk, boot to that and open a command prompt, and do it like this: CHKDSK c: /x /r
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