Fix Windows Cannot Recover Master File Table in Windows 10

Updated on November 03, 2020

Encountering Windows cannot recover Master File Table CHKDSK aborted error? Download Remo Recover data recovery software to retrieve the corrupt MFT and regain access to your data in Windows 10/8/8.1/7 in just a few clicks.

Corrupt Master File Table CHKDSK Aborted

Overview of Corrupt Master File Table

Any corruption or damage to Master File Table would result in NTFS partition inaccessibility and cause serious data loss. However, MFT corruption is inevitable and there are various factors responsible for this problem such as:

  • Sudden crash of Windows operating system
  • Severe virus or malware infection
  • Application malfunction

Apart from above mentioned reasons, the corrupt MFT problem might even happen when there are excess number of bad sectors on a computer drive. Usually, when you encounter such situation, you try to run CHKDSK in repair mode to fix the problem. At times, it will not help and prompt error message stating “Windows cannot recover Master File Table” due to CHKDSK aborted error. Then how will you restore the corrupt Master File Table and regain access to your data? REMO Windows data recovery software will provide an effective solution to help you directly fix this problem and restore lost data with ease.

Remo Recover data recovery software noteworthy features

Remo Recover is one of the best file recovery software which is loaded with advanced and powerful algorithms. This allows the tool to quickly scan the drive to retrieve your data from corrupt master file table. The smart partition recovery utility comes with a user friendly GUI which is easy to understand, thus making even amateurs to quickly restore data after CHKDSK operation in Windows 10 or any other previous versions.

Other than MFT corruption, the tool supports recovery of data from damaged, deleted, formatted and reformatted partition. Further, it is capable of recovering data from partitions / drives formatted with various file systems such as NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT. It works effectively on all storage devices including internal / external hard drive, FireWire device, pen drive, USB drive and many more.

Important: If you lost data from a partition due to MFT corruption and this partition does not have OS installation files, then you can use the same PC for data recovery. After recovery, make sure to save your recovered data on other partition or drive to avoid data overwriting.

Steps to recover data from corrupt Master File Table CHKDSK aborted error in Windows 10/8/7

Download the free edition of Remo Recover data recovery and install it on your Windows PC. Then, run the tool to safely recover data from the drive which reports “corrupt Master File table. CHKDSK aborted” or “Windows cannot recover master file table” error.

Step 1: Click on the Download Now button to download Remo Recover and install it on your computer. In the main window, select the option Recover Partitions, choose the drive from which you wish to recover partitions and click Scan

Step 2: The software scans the drive for partitions and makes a list of them. Choose the partition which displays ‘corrupt Master File Table, CHKDSK aborted’ and click Continue

Step 3: Now, all files in the selected partition are displayed

Step 4: At this point, you can preview the recovered files using the free Preview feature

Step 5: Finally, save recovered files to any suitable location

Helpful suggestions to prevent MFT corruption

  • Don’t neglect disk warning or unusual behavior, try to immediately take backup of the drive in such cases
  • Don’t try to use untrusted applications to fix corrupt MFT
  • Regularly defragment your computer hard disk drive