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ERROR: Could not find the portableapps.com platform main exe

After a reboot I get this message. When I look at the folder it should be in everything (file names and extensions) everything is gobbledygook. Random characters and symbols of all types. Should I just delete the folder and re-install? I did have an unscheduled shut-down on my Win 7 machine which must have corrupted the flash drive?
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Turns out the drive was corrupted during my last Win update somehow, maybe the paltform was still open during the reboot which turned into a crash...I love Windows Sad

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Corruption

When you see scrambled files and folder names, it often indicates corruption. I'd recommend a full scan of the drive for errors to start. An unscheduled shutdown will usually not corrupt a flash drive, even if it's being written to. It will usually just corrupt that file being written. So, I'd be sure you have things backed up just in case this particular drive may be dying on you.

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Thanks John. I edited my

Thanks John. I edited my original message as you responded. It's a brand new install on a brand new Patriot drive. I'm running checks on the drive now and will just do a new install if it comes up okay. I am having a lot of HDD failures on this machine (HP Microserver. There must be something dodgy about it.
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Ah Ok

That makes sense. In addition to a failing drive, it can be due to the host PC's OS, the host PC's hardware, or the USB port itself. I've seen faulty/shorty USB ports corrupt drives. But if a given PC/server is corrupting other hard drives, it could be a host OS or host hardware problem. If it happens even from a live CD, I'd check the power supply first off as it could be over/under voltage issues.

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Thanks for the advice. I

Thanks for the advice. I think I have some serious issues.
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