Hi. I have a problem where dbf files will show an incredibly large (not to mention completely impossible) size. Currently, the size reported if I do a listing is over 2 gig. This is obviously wrong since it is stored on a 1 gig drive. Any ideas why this is happening or how can I fix it? Thanks.

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This is a DOS problem.

First, go and find the most recent back-up you have. Test that you can restore it from the media to another machine.

Then, run your favourite disk-checking tool on the drive. For misreported file sizes, you can generally let the tool automatically fix errors.

Answered 02/16/2015 by: VBScab
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I would also recommend checking your event logs, both system and application, for any entries which might suggest that your hard disk is showing any errors. There has to be a reason for the file system to get corrupted like this and a failing hard disk is one possible reason.
Answered 02/16/2015 by: EdT
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