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Windows 7: How do you open file000.chk and dir000.chk files and folders


18 Jun 2013   #1

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How do you open file000.chk and dir000.chk files and folders

I have just completed running a cmd.exe on my external hard disk drives and I have the case that I have the following:

1. My desktop has FILE000.CHK files on it.

2. My external disk drive (Seagate 1TB) has FILE.000 folder with one file called File0000.chk in it.

3. My Flash disk has dir000.chk folders on it.

I am a beginner and I am finding it hard to operate the following:



I have enclosed the results of what the above look like - I just wish to know if it I can gain some easy guide on how to use the .exe software or is it worth just deleting the information.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Melissa & Grant>F
'F' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Melissa & Grant>F;
'F' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Melissa & Grant>F:

F:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
Volume label is Expansion Drive.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
304640 file records processed.
File verification completed.
106 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
316874 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
304640 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
6118 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35793816 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

976760000 KB total disk space.
950583560 KB in 298061 files.
140628 KB in 6119 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
435652 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
25600160 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
244190000 total allocation units on disk.
6400040 allocation units available on disk.



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18 Jun 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Melissa,.chk files are lost clusters/fragments of files that were corrupted and unable to be recovered have a look at this link 7 Ways To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK The poster tells you how to read the files (if you know what they were)
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19 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That is what I was looking at first - 7 Ways To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK

Most of them I have uploaded and they are zip files. They are quite hard for me to try and navigate. I am not too sure if I am going to be able to retrieve any data.

I also found this- Recover CHK Files

I have a lot of zip files and .exe files on my desktop. I also have some directories or folders that may have been deleted - unsure what extension that would go under.

Thanks for your assistance. I am very weary of third party software as you do not know what you are picking up.



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19 Jun 2013   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Melissa, The NPE.exe file is Norton power eraser, Unchk.exe is a utility for reading .chk files just drag and drop any .chk file onto it and it will attempt to start recovery of said file
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19 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Only in the certain formats. Thanks for your assistance.

I could only do a snip of the application extension. Thanks for answering.
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19 Jun 2013   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Meluissa , In my experience with .chk files I have found that it is best to just delete them. Most times the file is so badly fragmented that recovery is not possible Do you actually use the Norton Power Eraser ? or was it just a proggy you downloaded to see if it would help in this case ?
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19 Jun 2013   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

2. My external disk drive (Seagate 1TB) has FILE.000 folder with one file called File0000.chk in it.

3. My Flash disk has dir000.chk folders on it.

Assume drive letters of those disks are F and G. In Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
chkdsk/f  F:
chkdsk/f  G:
If volume is in use DON'T force a volume dismount so say: N
Check disk on reboot: Y

This will make the disks healthy again.

Always use "safely remove hardware" before detaching usb disks! Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device
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19 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No in the screen snip you would perhaps only see a little bit of what I downloaded - The applications are -

ChK-Mate_Setup.Exe
FileCHK.Exe
UnChk.exe

Also have unchk.ini

I also have from those .exe and some websites

FileCHK.zip
source.zip
unchk3.zip

I always do try and use remove the hardware safely - even to the extent of powering off the computer.

I have posted on here about the issue where I can not remove my external devices correctly.

That is why I have the USB Disk Ejector zip folder in the snip that I posted

Thanks again people


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19 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well I found out the hard way. After uploading and one of the programs scanning the devices - the association has changed my .chk files - how do I get this back on my System.

I think it is in file associate I now have filescout.exe that is trying to open everything.

Last time I trust third party freeware stuff for a while


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19 Jun 2013   #10

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

(some) chk files are recovered now? What were they? how many?
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