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Windows 7: Can you delete .chk files

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
Can you delete .chk files

I am just enquiring as to whether you can delete .chk files and what are they?

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26 Jan 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Melissa,

A .CHK file is a Microsoft Windows save file fragment. Disk cleaners, such as CHKDISK and ScanDisk, store the .CHK file in a "Found" folder once the disk scan has completed. You can safely delete .CHK files since the information from the file is in another location on the hard disk.
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