Recovering Data After CHKDSK

Updated on November 03, 2020

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If you are a Windows user, you might have come across CHKDSK command. This is a DOS command specially used to fix logical errors on the system. People generally run CHKDSK command, when they come across file system errors on their computer in order to repair corrupted drive's file system.

Safety Measures to Be Taken Before Using the CHKDSK Command:

Though check disk functionality rectifies the errors on the computer hard disk, it can worsen the situation. It is because in the process of fixing errors, sometimes the command may end up in causing the loss of important file from the system. So, before performing the chkdsk the top priority of users must be taking the backup of the essential files

Solution for Recovering Files after CHKDSK-

If you have lost your files in the event of check disk operation and don’t have the backup, the only relief is the recovery process. Use the reliable data recovery software known as Remo Recover in order to recover files after check disk.

Recovering Lost File due to CHKDSK Run using Remo Recover-

Remo data recovery tool has the capability of recovering any kind of lost data after chkdsk in a short span of time. You can even use this tool to recover files appeared as an orphan after CHKDSK fix. The tool can be used to recover data lost after chkdsk run on any version of Windows such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and more.

Additionally, you can use this Professional data recovery software to recover files from the RAW drives after come across an error stating that CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. And this Remo files recovery utility also recovers lost and deleted files from variety of storage devices like memory cards, USB drives, both internal and external hard drives etc. It recovers more than 300 file types including pictures, videos, audio files, documents, and other file formats lost or deleted after running CHKDSK command.

Steps to recover files after CHKDSK:

Step 1: Click on the Download Now to download Remo Recover and complete the installation process. Run the software and select the Recover Files option from the main menu. Then choose the drive to recover files and click Scan button to begin the scan process to locate the deleted and lost files

How To Recover Data After Chkdsk- Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: The software now scans the drive to recover files and lists all the found files

Recovering Files After Chkdsk - View Recovered Files

Figure 2: View Recovered Files

Step 3: Preview the files using the free Preview feature

Recover Files After Check Disk - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: As a final step, click Browse to choose a destination and save recovered files

Recover Files After Chkdsk- Save Recovered Files

Figure 4: Save Recovered Files

Remo Recover performs data recovery even after -

  • Malware attack on the drives
  • Accidentally formatting the drive
  • Operating system crash
  • Logical damage to drives
  • Recover deleted files and folders after resetting the computer
  • Errors encountered while transferring the files from one system to other
  • Ejecting drives abruptly from the computer

More About CHKDSK Command-

Advantages of check disk command:

  • Assist to fix file system errors, which occur often on the computers
  • Can detect bad sectors on hard disk
  • Finds lost clusters on the drive
  • Fixes directory errors
  • Detects cross linked files

How to use chkdsk functionality?

Due to the benefits of check disk command, people prefer to use it often for resolving the errors. You can refer the below steps to know how to perform the chkdsk function.

  • Click on the start menu and type CMD in the text box and click “OK”
  • For example, if you want to check C drive, type cd\ and press enter
  • Now type chkdsk /f and press enter. This command will automatically repair all the file system errors
  • Enter the command chkdsk /r in order to detect and recover bad sectors on the drive