This Dell Dimension has had a rough time. It’s been invaded, and although the hard drive was corrupted, I can’t prove a strict cause and effect relationship between the bad directory entries and lost clusters and the resident of the system.
When Dust Bunnies Attack
Evidence found of PC Gremlins… Film at 11
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This does explain the entire concept of lost files.
Well, after a quick low-pressure intervention with a Shop Vac, the patient has had a full recovery, and is being monitored for any further signs of invading colonies of gremlins.