Is it possible to have a xci file sitting on computer corrupted

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  1. mickthestud
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    long story short I have diablo 3 xci sitting in my computer which I’ve used many times now all of a sudden it says corrupt when trying to play the thing is if I delete xci from sd and transfer again from pc to sd it keeps still saying corrupt which makes me think I need to delete xci a redownload
     
  2. Garou

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    you could end up with corrupted file if your hard drive failing
     
  3. Unleanone999

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    Or it could also be your sd card failing. If it only happens on diablo then try redownload the game.
     
  4. mickthestud
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    I doubt it brand new computer and brand new sd card samsung evo 250 gb
     
  5. tooknie

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    Did you buy it from a reputable source? Was it a 'too good to be true' bargain?
     
  6. mickthestud
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    Bought it from jb hifi in Australia
     
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    If your card is formatted as exfat it's probably become corrupted. Format it to Fat32 with 32k cluster size. You'll have to split your larger than 4gb XCI files or install NSP over lan or from USB for your games. If you're already on fat32 then your sd card or hard drive may be failing or it could be a virus or maybe just the file has become corrupt for some other reason.
     
  8. Dust2dust

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    Well, if your xci is a scene release, you could just check the CRC32 of your file against what nswdb lists. The site is down right now, though.
     
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    I’m thinking I might bite the bullet and give fat32 a go. I do know you need to split larger than 4 gb up can you recommend a good program that would do this for me and do you place all split xci files in the root of sd card or can you create sub folders aswell it seems extremely messy if you were to do this to your entire game Library thanks
     
  10. Mr. Wizard

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    It's most likely bitrot or clone degradation.

    I've been using hashing and checksums for years now to protect against this.

    I'd say 1 in 10 file transfers ends up in a mutated file. Using software like fastcopy or teracopy or robocopy, you can see for yourself with the checksums.

    We are being bombarded at all times by particles that wreak havoc. Unless you actively protect against this, nothing is safe.

    Bad memory will also cause bad data. I also recommend checking your ram. You can download a little iso file and boot it, or windows now has a built in memory check tool. Most Linux live disks have memory checker option at boot.

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  11. juijui68

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    You can try another sd card reader, it happen to me that one of my USB 3.0 kept transferring corrupted .xci and I thought I had a bad .xci so I kept downloading from another source but had the same issue. But, multiple tries will get once right. After I changed another sd card reader it solved this issue, no more corrupted .xci. I also thought my sd card was corrupted but after all it's the sd card reader issue... Hope it helps.
     
  12. smf

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    Did it work and then one day stop working, or did it work & you deleted the file and then transferred it again?

    It would be a huge coincidence if the file on your sd card became corrupt at the same time as the file on your pc.

    If the sd card is corrupt then deleting files is just as unreliable as copying files on. You should probably reformat it.

    If you're only using xci then the risk of exfat corruption on switch is pretty remote, it seems to mostly be running retroarch that causes problems.
     
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