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Windows 7: Chdsk finds the same 10 unindexed orphan files each time

14 Nov 2014   #11
maxie

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15 Nov 2014   #12
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well, I found the System Volume Information directory by setting Explorer to display hidden files and OS files. It was owned by "System". I am logged on as user Admin with Administrator rights. I took ownership of the folder. That allowed me to open the folder where I saw folder Chkdsk. Inside that folder I see 5 Chkdsk<number>.log files with creation dates of when that instance of Chkdsk was run. They are all unique numbers but none of them have the numbers of the log files found by Chkdsk as being unindexed.

I made sure that I had all permissions. I removed the read-only attributes -- the hidden attribute was checked but grayed out so I couldn't change it. Then I tried to delete one of the log files. It came up with the normal "Are you sure..." dialogue which I confirmed. There was no other error or confirmation box but the file remained. I was not able to delete any of them nor did I ever get any indication of an error.

I have verified that no matter what hard drive I clone to it inherits this same Chkdsk issue.

Since I can't delete the log files I can't say whether its gonna work for me or not.

I've tried doing everything in normal and safe mode but nothing acts any different.

Any ideas how I can force a delete of these log files and complete this process?
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Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 11/14/2014 10:11:20 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: P5Q-Pro-Win7-64
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is System Disk.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
764416 file records processed File verification completed.
5461 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
879624 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20100810074642.log (91257) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20100814194656.log (91258) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20100826165606.log (91259) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20100827155932.log (91260) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20100830220504.log (91261) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20101005022821.log (91262) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20101117001536.log (91263) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20101201203607.log (91264) into directory file 91245.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20110102063325.log (91265) into directory file 91245.
10 unindexed files scanned.
Recovering orphaned file Chkdsk20110128210343.log (91266) into directory file 91245.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
764416 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Cleaning up 1694 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1694 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1694 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
57605 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35342776 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
1953513468 KB total disk space.
802759936 KB in 687378 files.
404080 KB in 57606 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
929628 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
1149419824 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
488378367 total allocation units on disk.
287354956 allocation units available on disk.
Internal Info:
00 aa 0b 00 1c 5e 0b 00 73 18 15 00 00 00 00 00 .....^..s.......
07 08 01 00 3c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....<...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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15 Nov 2014   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Read the Link below .. The answer you are looking for is near the bottom of the Page ...


Chkdsk logs won&#39;t go away - Microsoft Community
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15 Nov 2014   #14
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Btw, the dirty bit is not set -- Windows is not alerting me that I need to run Chkdsk.
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15 Nov 2014   #15
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. As posted above, I tried this procedure. The only difference I can see is that I can't clear the hidden attribute -- it is grayed out. The files simply don't delete. Only a confirmation of intent to delete and then nothing -- the log files stay there.
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15 Nov 2014   #16
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sorry i missed that Part .... Have read on some Microsoft Posts that some of the unindexed Files are needed .. But in most cases it was only five Files ..
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15 Nov 2014   #17
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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15 Nov 2014   #18
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, thanks. I have a couple other Win 7 systems here and none of them find these, or any, unindexed files. And why would the OS use chkdsk log file names to reserve this space?

I'm a bit skeptical but don't know where to go from here.

Thanks for your help.
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15 Nov 2014   #19
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I doubt that also .. Will see what else i can find out ...
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18 Nov 2014   #20
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

First I did an upgrade-in-place which ran without error. When it was complete the chkdsk log files were still there and Chkdsk gave exactly the same results.

So I booted up a Linux rescue disk. From Linux I deleted the chkdsk log files without incident. Then I booted back into windows and verified that the files were no longer in the /System Volume Information/Chkdsk folder. Then...

...I ran Chkdsk and wa la, got exactly the same results as before and after it had completed there were the just-deleted log files back in the Chkdsk folder. Sheesh...

I've been using this machine for 5 years and it has so many specialized programs on it that I'm not sure that I could find everything to reinstall them. That's whay I've been religiously making a weekly clone of the system drive.

Is there no way to recover or delete an unindexed file without having to do a fresh install?
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