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Inavalid placeholder file for some archived items

Created: 05 Jun 2009 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 4 comments
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 I noticed I'm getting some invalid placeholders in my reports.  It has the icon indicating it's a shortcut, but when I open, copy, or modify the file the icon remains indicating it's still a shortcut.  I believe it's not a shortcut at all because of the size on disk.  The actually error I'm getting for the files affected is below. 

Actual Error
This is not a valid placeholder file. Ignoring this file. Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)


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Maverik's picture

Does the item open correctly?

Sounds like it may be a corrupt placeholder perhaps.  You could try restoring it from backup, using FSAUtility (V7 and above).

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