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Kedge

join:2003-12-01
Saint Paul, MN

Chkdsk & prag-2.swp ?

Last night my wife's computer lost its network connection. After poking around a bit and not finding anything I re-booted. On boot up it ran a chkdsk with what I think was a rather different looking screen than I've seen before (though it's been a while) and no way to exit out. The result was restoration of a file named prag-2.swp. However, once up, I was not able to locate that file anywhere on her computer nor have I been able to find any reference to it on google search.

Any ideas?



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
Reviews:
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LOL.
Just today I installed a program ClipMon.
I've been running it sandboxed (sandboxie).
Gave a google search for "prag-2.swp" & nothing popped up - except for this thread.
Figured I'd search my disk for ".swp".
Everything tells me, "C:\CLIPMON\history\textclips\prag-2.swp.txt".

So perhaps CHKDSK found something that it did not like with "prag-2.swp" (inconsistent or whatever) & "cleaned it up". You happened to catch that.

Should be some record of it in Event Viewer.


TheWiseGuy
Dog And Butterfly
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-04
East Stroudsburg, PA
kudos:3
reply to Kedge

The extension indicates it was likely a Swap disk file. Chkdsk normally restores files with a CHK extension.



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
Reviews:
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·Verizon Online DSL
reply to therube

LOL, at me, with me, this time.

Forget everything I said above, its wrong!

When I copied the string "prag-2.swp" to search for it, ClipMon created a same named "clip" that it stores in its history, as an individual file, named as "prag-swp" & then appends a ".txt" extension to it. So when I searched for ".swp", sure enough it turned up - for that reason alone.

(After all I did say, "Just today I installed...". Guess I'm learning more about its ways as I go along ;-).)

0140 PM 09152010 sent for newegg.com MSI r4350-md512h hd4350.txt
0436 PM 01112013 tenant cash receipts r now updated (not yet.rtf
0436 PM 01112013 tenant cash receipts r now updated (not yet.txt
119600.txt
3030.APA.txt
3030.not.FEB.PR.txt
787818.txt
antecnoreply, Copy 1.txt
antecnoreply.txt
CLocalSANDBOXCLEANdriveCCLIPMONhistorytextclipsprag-2.swp.tx.txt
CR 2013-01-02 001.TXT
FlashPlayerPlugin_11_5_502_110.exe.txt
Just today I installed.txt
LOL.txt
prag-2.swp, Copy 1.txt
prag-2.swp, Copy 2.txt
prag-2.swp.txt
tenf.0131.txt
tically and seamlessly saves everything (i.e. files, folders.txt
val wrec & parks 396-7948 re radikee playfields bid.txt
Welcome to ClipMon! Right-Click on this window to bring up t.rtf
[url=httpswww.google.comsearchq=error+1450+insufficient+reso.txt
[url=httpwww.pa-soft.comclipmon.html]ClipMon[url].txt
 

Anyhow, see if Event Viewer holds any clues.

Kedge

join:2003-12-01
Saint Paul, MN

Hah. Should have thought about Event Viewer... That's what happens when troubles are few and far between.

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Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
The file reference 0x53000000002a87 of index entry prag-2.swp of index $I30
with parent 0x512ab is not the same as 0x55000000002a87.
Deleting index entry prag-2.swp in index $I30 of file 332459.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file prag-2.swp (10887) into directory file 332459.
Cleaning up 546 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 546 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 546 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.