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    I think it's worth making sure what the problem...

    I think it's worth making sure what the problem was. A problem left behind, with a solution that is not understood, will often come back to bite you. That's my experience, anyway. Good luck!
  2. Yes. You could write web apps in C, or even in...

    Yes. You could write web apps in C, or even in Assembly language, but there are quite a few modern languages that are much better suited.
  3. There is no shortcut, that I know of. What is it...

    There is no shortcut, that I know of. What is it they say? It takes 10000 hours of practice to become good at something...?

    But for specific queries, a forum like this one is the place to go.
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    I'm afraid they are, but you are right to point...

    I'm afraid they are, but you are right to point out how silly this is. If my house burns down, I'm going to get blisters grabbing a USB drive on the way out!
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    I've tried reading such documentation as there...

    I've tried reading such documentation as there is, but it isn't clear to me. One of my priorities is that I need to deal with disk corruption, which can result in the loss of blocks of data OR just a...
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    Thanks for that. I missed the link when I first...

    Thanks for that. I missed the link when I first read your post. [Sorry, I'm new to this forum, and not yet absorbing its visual format unconsciously. ;) ]

    Do you happen to know what the overhead...
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    Yes, that's a design decision I've pondered. On...

    Yes, that's a design decision I've pondered. On the one hand, writing the checksums into a directory-level file is easy, and thereby attractive. But the way the eventual program must handle the...
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    File corruption happens. It is statistically...

    File corruption happens. It is statistically unavoidable, although we can do a fair amount to reduce the probability of it happening. When it has happened, there is no flag set anywhere to tell you...
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    Once a file is checksummed, you can verify it...

    Once a file is checksummed, you can verify it against its former self by checksumming it again.

    Most backup software does NOT do the kind of verification I'm talking about. It only verifies the...
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    Thanks, that's useful. It will be a lot easier to...

    Thanks, that's useful. It will be a lot easier to administrate this checksum stuff if each file can hold its own checksum, and that's the obvious way to go about it. :) Thanks.
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    Yes, but I was a bit afraid of overflow. Some...

    Yes, but I was a bit afraid of overflow. Some directory names, and filenames, get quite lengthy. I want to avoid crashes because the pathname is just too long. I've encountered this with some...
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    My music collection, of .mp3 and .flac files is...

    My music collection, of .mp3 and .flac files is (according to Windows Explorer 'Properties') "147,393 Files, 12,112 Folders", occupying 1.75 TBytes.

    I currently have a system using batch files and...
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    Thanks, that looks interesting. It's...

    Thanks, that looks interesting.



    It's looking like some file-types can carry metadata, and others can't.

    But I've made the usual discovery. Searching for things on the net often depends on...
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    A fast one! Probably Fletcher's checksum...

    A fast one! Probably Fletcher's checksum, or something similar.
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    File tags in Windows

    Some files in Windows seem to have tags, reflecting sampling rate or composer for music files, and so on. I am wondering how these tags can be written and read programmatically under Windows?

    I'm...
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    Thanks everyone, for taking the trouble to reply!...

    Thanks everyone, for taking the trouble to reply! :)

    No, I don't want to try to include error-correction too. In the end, usable and useful error correction takes as much space as multiple copies...
  17. Yes, what everyone else has said. Readable...

    Yes, what everyone else has said.

    Readable code, understandable code, is a Really Good Thing, an aim that we all should pursue. But not knowing how certain language features could/should be...
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    What wbpribs said. But also, the address passed...

    What wbpribs said. But also, the address passed to your function is a copy of the address held in the pointer variable you created in main(). So if your function updates the pointer copy, the...
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    C file-manipulation in Windows

    I'm a retired firmware designer who spent far too many years programming mainly in C, with a bit of ASM and C++ here and there. But I always developed for a microcontroller target. Now I want to...
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