Steps to Recover CHK Files in Windows 7

Updated on August 20, 2022


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Have you lost your important .chk files due to bad disks or any other reasons from your Windows 7 system? Or has some unfortunate thing damaged your hard drive? If you want to get back CHK files from your Windows 7 running partitions then you might want to take a look at Remo Recover – an advanced and powerful data recovery software.

What exactly are CHK files in Windows 7?

CHK or .chk is a file format of a temporary file format used on Windows operating systems. CHK files can be the files created prior to or in between data save operations, these fragmented files containing the corrupted files. The built-in chkdsk feature of Windows creates the Found.000 folder, which contains all of the chk files (fragmented files).

A single CHK file may contain: A single entire file or multiple entire files; a part / parts of a single / multiple files; a cumbersome mix of all the above. Most oftenly, recovering data from those CHK files is an enormously complicated process to accomplish, if not entirely impossible though. Just deleting those files and stop thinking about what happen may seem a better option than recovering data from those files.
However, this is not the scenario when you realise that you are missing some really important data. In this article, we will discuss performing CHK file recovery on Windows 7.

How do I recover a found CHK file on Windows 7?

While most .chk files contain nothing really important and meaningful, you should still thoroughly examine the contents of those files before erasing them. This is particularly valid if you have lost files after a system crash or any similar reasons as the CHK files may contain some contents of the lost data. But unfortunately, there is no such method in Windows OS that lets you do so in an easy manner.

Remo Recover is a tool that will thoroughly examine the CHK files and determine whether the detected files are of any known or unknown files extensions. If the recovered CHK files are of any known file formats, for example, .doc, .psd, .gif, etc., Remo Recover will restore those contents to its original files format. If the recovered CHK files are of unknown file formats, the software will prompt you to manually examine those contents and extract them if necessary.


Steps to Recover CHK Files Created by SCANDISK in Windows 7 using Remo Recover

1. Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows 7.

2. From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover data.

3. Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

click on the scan option

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it directly starts Deep Scan without any human intervention, you click on the Dynamic Recovery View to verify the recovery result. Once the scanning is completed go to the Lost and Found Files folder in the Tree structure to find your chk files.

dynamic recovery view

4. Finally, select the chk files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option.

Some additional features of Remo Recover

  • Remo Recover is a CHK file recovery utility that is capable of restoring CHK files of any type of file formats
  • It can restore files deleted by Windows Defender of different file extensions such as famous audio, video and image files, various types of documents, ZIP files, softwares, RARs, and more
  • It can recover files that are deleted or lost, irrespective of the reason causing data loss. For example, Remo Recover can restore files lost due to file header corruption, bad sectors, file system corruption, hard drive format, etc.
  • The trial edition of this application is free for all users using which one can scan, retrieve and view the contents of the recovered CHK files. If you find the results matching your expectations, you can instantly unlock the full version of Remo Recover in order to complete the save process
  • The software also recovers deleted, lost, formatted, and corrupted files from SD card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, pen drive, and other storage devices

Frequently Asked Question:

1. Where Can I Locate Chk Files in Windows 7?

The Chk files in the Windows 7 are located inside the Root Directory of the computer. This Found.000 folder is connected to the Windows Chkdsk tool, which will help you to find the minor corruption on the drive.The Chkdsk tool on Windows 7, will save the fragmented chk files in the Found.000 folder.

2. How Do I Access a Found.000 Folder in Windows 7?

Found.000 folder is a hidden folder, you can go to the File Explorer to access this hidden folder.

  • To do so, go to File Explorer and click on the View menu.
  • Now click on the Options and select Change folder and search option.
  • Now navigate to the View tab and click on the radio button Show hidden files, folder and drives and click on the OK button.