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Old 02-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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DW finds unrepairable things. Now what?

So, I run DW and I get one thing that says "You should review this" and another that says that 3 or 4 items were unrepairable.

How does one know what to do with these tidbits of information?


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Old 02-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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That would depend on what is unrepairable. Sometimes it's files that belong to your, which you can decide to simply find and delete. The information in DiskWarrior should tell you the exact path to those files.
If, on the other hand, the files are part of your system, such as .kext files, or other kinds of files buried deep in the system, you may end up reinstalling some files, if critical - or perhaps an archive and install, or even a clean install is a possible result.
Do you recognize the files (are they your files, music, pictures, etc?)
If you can decide what those files are, then do what you like with them. You could also post the list of files (particularly if only 3 or 4), and get some other opinions (if you need any reassurance) about how important it might be to keep those files.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Well, here's what they are..appear to be 3 things..

File: "AdobeSWFL.rsrc"! Detected that the resource header is damaged and cannot be repaired! Location: "Snow/Applications/Adobe Elements 9 Organizer.app/Contents/ElementsAutoAnalyzer.app/Contents/ Frameworks/AdobeOwl.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AdobeSWFL.bundle/Contents/Resources/"

File: "Localized.rsrc"! Detected that the resource header is damaged and cannot be repaired! Location: "Snow/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/Resources/ zh_CN.lproj/"

File: "com.phg-home.pgmn5.plist"! Detected that Property List data is damaged and cannot be repaired.! Conversion of string failed. The string is empty.! Location: "Snow/Users/Snow/Library/Preferences/"!

I assume that damaged/unrepairable things are serious, but I don't know about these 3, especially the last one..

Can you weigh in on their importance and possible solutions?

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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1. Part of Adobe Elements. You could uninstall/reinstall that app.
2. It's a chinese language resources file for Microsoft Autoupdate.app. If you need to watch for Microsoft Updates, while having your system set for chinese language menus, then that might not work. If you can safely ignore anything chinese, then the error tells you where that file is located - trash the file.
3. That's a .plist file in your Snow user account preferences, probably created by Minuteur 5 software? http://www.phg-home.com/index_mac.html
If that means nothing to you, the file can likely be safely deleted. It's also in your user Preferences folder, and likely some software that creates that file will either create it again, or some software that you have previously removed made that file, and it's a left-over - again can be safely deleted.

All 3 of those files have a likely related app, just by looking at the name of the file, in addition to seeing the path to the file.

Nothing in those example files points to anything that might be affecting the rest of your system, and likely the only 'serious' affect is only the software that those files are related to, if there's any affect at all.
Does that help you at all?
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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yeah...that does help, actually...quite a lot...

I can toss 2 things and re-install the other.

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