I'm trying to decipher the error message:

ext2fs: #ad/0x000a: wrong magic number 0x8b6 (expected 0xef53)

I've been reading

man magic
man file

but I have limited C experience. I see the references to ext2 in /usr/share/misc/magic, particularly:

>>0x43a leshort ^0x0000001 (mounted or unclean)

Since 0x8b6 is much greater than 0x43a, am I to conclude that the drive was umounted incorrectly? If so, is there a way to use 'file' or some other utility to edit the offending magic number to 0xef53?

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