All files in stored in folders and folders are inside other folders. And these folders are a part of a partition on the disk. So, there’s information to keep track of all data that’s being stored in the disk. Along with this, there’s security information about who is allowed to access what and their permissions. These files can get corrupt due to multiple reasons. CHKDSK ensures that all of this information is correct and repair errors if it finds any.
Reasons for file corruption
- Abrupt shutting down of the computer in the middle of a write operation
- Removing USB without using safely removing hardware during data transfer
- Virus attacks
CHKDSK used without any parameters provides a status of the drive. When used with parameter /F, CHKDSK attempts to fix errors if it finds any.
With parameter /R, CHKDSK checks the disk for bad sectors. It attempts to repair any errors it finds and also look for bad sectors. If it finds any bad sectors, it recovers any readable information.
How to run CHKDSK in Windows 10?
To run CHKDSK in Windows 10,
- Press Windows + X to open the power users menu
- Click on Command Prompt (Run as administrator)
- You will be presented with a UAC window requesting permission to launch Command prompt as Administrator. Click on Yes to proceed and a new command prompt launches.
- Verify that ‘Administrator: Command prompt’ is present at the Window’s title bar.
- In the command prompt, type CHKDSK <your drive letter:> /F (For example, CHKDSK D: /F
CHKDSK will fix any errors if it finds any. It is also a good idea to run CHKDSK a couple of times until all errors are fixed.
When CHKDSK attempts to fix logical bad sectors, data on that sector may be lost. Using CHKDSK thus has a risk of losing valuable data.
Hence, it always a good idea to use professional data recovery tools like Remo Recover. It is a great tool to perform complete hard drive recovery. It scans your drive sector by sector and retrieves data.
The software works on a read only mechanism to retrieve your files. Hence, your original data is not altered during recovery process.
If there are bad sectors on your drive, Remo creates disk images. Files can then be recovered from these images.
Remo Software can also be used to recover data from formatted and corrupted hard drives. Sometimes you may encounter errors such as ‘Your drive needs to be formatted. Do you want to format it now?’ Remo Software can also be used in such cases to fix corrupted hard drive without formatting.
All file systems such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS etc. are supported. It also supports recovery if you are using RAID arrays.
More on Remo Recover
- In addition to recovering data from your system, it can also be used with USB’s, memory cards and other storage devices.
- All versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10 are supported
- A variant of the software called Remo Recover Mac is available for Mac users. All versions of Mac OS including the latest High Sierra are supported.
Steps to recover data using Remo Recover
Data recovery can be easily performed using Remo Recover in a few steps. To start with, download and install the software on your system. From the main screen, select Recover Drives and then select Partition Recovery. Select the drive from which you wish to recover partitions. After scanning, all partitions are displayed. Select the partition to recover and after recovery, all files are listed. Select the desired file/s and save them.