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Windows 7: Will creating folders in Win 7, using Linux, cause CHKDSK to run?

06 Aug 2016   #11

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 18.3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
That is kind of strange. I am able to remove and add folders files to a windows 7 partition from Linux partition without CHKDSK running. I am also able to add folder & files to a removable drive from both windows & Linux without issue.

There is a command to disable chkdsk for certain drives in windows but I can't seem to find that info right now, maybe someone else can help you on that. I am using both Windows 7 sp1 & Linux mint xfce right now.

One tip. Make sure you unmount the removable drive or any ntfs partition before you restart or shutdown Linux, that could cause windows chkdsk to run.

Note, after ejecting or unmounting removable drive(s) from Linux, unplug them from the usb ports before exiting out of Linux and rebooting into windows.
Hi groze,

Well that's interesting news to say the least. I know I was offered a chance for a second or so to stop chkdsk from running, but I knew it would only run the next time I booted up so I let it go!

I posted the original question because I wasn't sure what caused chkdsk to run in the first place. Looking back on it I thought that fooling with a windows folder from inside Linux might have been the culprit, at times I do things automatically without much thought. As I said earlier, when chkdsk ran the first time it took forever and I could see all the files being deleted. I knew the outcome wasn't going to be good and it wasn't! I couldn't boot 7 at all, installing an image fixed it. Then it ran again 2 weeks or so ago but I was able to reboot with no trouble, my only choice of a cause was I was in Linux working on folders inside 7.

I know I didn't unmount 7 in Mint before I closed Mint and tried to boot 7, THAT may have caused the issue. I appreciate your answer its helpful to say the least and shows I'm not the only one who does what you describe. I'm going to play it safe and work on 7 when I'm in there and likewise for Linux. But it is nice to be able to edit one OS from the other if you want to, probably not recommended, but nice!

Thanks again,


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06 Aug 2016   #12

W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit

Found the info on stopping chkdsk. I have used the registry tweak in the past. Here is the webpage link. Disable chkdsk at startup. I share files between windows & Linux all the time, even created a primary ntfs shared* partition to make it easier.

*Not a network share
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