Corrupt File

Definition(s)

  • A file with deteriorated data as a result of some external agent. Hazards to data integrity include not only computer-based problems such as viruses, hardware or software incompatibilities, flaws, or failures. Also environmental threats such as power outages, dust, water, and extreme temperatures can cause hardware failure that adversely affect file data.  1

Notes

  1. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.