The other night, I told you about iTunes crashing, and 17 song files going “poof”. It was weird, but since I had a pretty recent backup of my music files on an external drive, I didn’t worry too much about it. The next time I cranked up the PC, however, I was greeted with the Chkdsk utility. I figured, what the heck, and let it run.
It fixed the “missing” iTunes music files. They’re all back where they should be and the iPod is syncing happily again without any errors.
I’m amazed. In all my years of working with PC’s, I can probably count on one hand the number of times Chkdsk, or Scandisk, actually did anything useful for me, aside from marking bad sectors. The first time my Vista machine runs it, is one of those times. Pretty cool.
I’m not holding my breath for it happening again any time soon, but I’ll take it. 🙂