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Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon


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Not actually true. What this bug does is merely set the dirty bit, which tells the operating system that the drive is corrupt, prompting it to run a disk check. However, the filesystem is not actually corrupt in this case. If the filesystem ever were corrupt, though, the dirty bit would automatically be set.

Basically, this is the same as an anti-virus getting a false-positive and quarantining a harmless file. Except in this case, replace anti-virus with CHKDSK and "quarantining a harmless file" with "repairing an undamaged drive".

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