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Windows 7: How to recover chkdsk saved files?

28 Feb 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
How to recover chkdsk saved files?

chkdsk ran on a FAT32 SD card. It recovered two directories and several files which it put into files. How can I recover them?

The two directories it saved are in files with the same name as the directories used to be (i.e., "Masterpiece_Mystery_Zen_Ratking_720p_20110731_TTL", "Phantom"). Directory Phantom had several subdirectories.

The files saved are named FILE0000.CHK, FILE0001.CHK, ... FILE0045.CHK. They were all put into a directory called FOUND.000.

Is there any way to recover these files?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I just discovered BOOTEX.LOG on the SD card that was chkdsk'd, if it helps:

Checking file system on F:
The type of the file system is FAT32.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Volume Serial Number is F05D-E28C
Unrecoverable error in folder \Masterpiece_Mystery_Zen_Ratking_720p_20110731_TTL.
Convert folder to file (Y/N)? Yes
\Masterpiece_Mystery_Zen_Vendetta_720p.x264.HDTV_2011-07-17_TTL Errors in . and/or .. corrected.
Unrecoverable error in folder \Phantom.
Convert folder to file (Y/N)? Yes
\Big Bang Theory Errors in . and/or .. corrected.
Removing trailing folder entries from \Rules of Engagement
Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? Yes
3819264 KB in 46 recovered files.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
32506336 KB total disk space.
128 KB in 8 folders.
9369920 KB in 78 files.
23136272 KB are available.

16384 bytes in each allocation unit.
2031646 total allocation units on disk.
1446017 allocation units available on disk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

There are two utilities that can rename the .chk files to the correct (almost all) extensions based on the file type.



The instructions are quite simple. Run the utility, point it to the folder with the .chk files (make a backup of the .chk files first) and wait :)
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