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Windows 7: Restore Chkdsk Files

09 Jul 2017   #1
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 
Restore Chkdsk Files

I was playing around with Chkdsk and WMI Chkdsk - both without the /F option.
This AM when I restarted my system, Chkdsk started automatically --
supposedly corrected a bunch of indexes -- and left me with a number of
directories (folders) such as dir000.chk.

Within each *.chk folder are a number of files that appear to now reside in separate
*.chk folders rather than the original folder name (whatever and whereever it was
previously).

=========== QUESTIONS ==========
1) Other than manually going through each of these *.chk directories
and creating new folders and transferring the files, is there anyway this can be
done automatically?
2) Anyway to get the previous Directory (folder) name?
3) Any other suggestions appreciated on best way to restore?
4) Is my harddisk going bad, and if so, what is best way to verify the disks integrity?

Thanks
David


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10 Jul 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well David mate I would be inclined to run the chkdsk again with the /r switch and see if it comes good but the choice is your s of course.
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10 Jul 2017   #3
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

ICIT2LOL:
Thanks Mate for responding.

Took your advice and used /R.
Windows Replaced bad clusters in a few files, but still have my 53 directories of "found" folders and files I need to get back where they belong. Verified -- using search of one file - that it does NOT reside other than the "found" folder.

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For my education, I have a number of questions on how chkdsk functions.
1) If you run chkdsk from the command line such as:
chkdsk /r c: > filename.txt
will it direct all narrative to a file?
If so, I would prefer command line over "Computer\ Drive \ Properties \ Tool Menu\ Checkbox Options"

2) Any suggested frequency for running Chkdsk and also Defrag?
FWIW I rarely run Chkdsk - year or more - and Defrag about once a month and largest percentage I've seen with defrag is 3%

3) Is going with an image rather than a clone BETTER?

4) Do you recommend creating an image to another HD, Pen Drive, or DVD?
FWIW, never messed with an image.

5) Rarely "reformatted" a drive before cloning as figured clone will duplicate original drive anyway,
but is it worth the effort?

6) Other than chkdsk, any program to "verify" drive may be failing?

David
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10 Jul 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The files chkdsk created are what's left of the files it found corrupted they are normally not recoverable as it's not a full file. It's worth going to disk makers site and getting their test software to see if the drive is failing. Chkdsk is generic and looks mostly at the file system for errors the makers software test the actual disk
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10 Jul 2017   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well the image is best done to an external and you can save as many as you like and as you go along you can delete some of the much older ones. See this Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

Now whether you clone or image on a used drive I always clean them beforehand to minimize the possibility of corruption.

As Sumaria has said chkdsk is just that the whole disk and not files specific unless someone knows better than I do.
You can see the results of the chkdsk in the Event Viewer if you so wish too and the /r is or stands for repair rather than just a /f (fix) .

Now 3% defrag is really nothing to be worried about although I haven't use d spinners in a few yaers now - all SSD's so I would think at that sort of level a month would be really suffice for a defrag - depends on how it analyses up eh?

Now other than chkdsk it might be worth running a hard drive test see this one
http://www.seagate.com/au/en/support...oads/seatools/ use the option for Windows.
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10 Jul 2017   #6
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

Thanks for all responses.
Unless Chkdsk specific -- will post Questions / Progress in Thread: 'Data Recovery - Steps to Take"
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11 Jul 2017   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On post # 2 you wrote "Windows Replaced bad clusters"
Bad clusters or bad Block means your disk is dying.
Backup your data as your disk will die soon.
Replace your HDD ASAP.
My suggestion is to buy a SSD (128G) for Windows and programs and a HDD for data.
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11 Jul 2017   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
On post # 2 you wrote "Windows Replaced bad clusters"
Bad clusters or bad Block means your disk is dying.
Backup your data as your disk will die soon.
Replace your HDD ASAP.
My suggestion is to buy a SSD (128G) for Windows and programs and a HDD for data.
Yes I advised this to someone else just the other day SSD's are now really quite inexpensive and a chance for you to get a bit more speed out to the machine the only thing you need to so is to research the brand a bit first because the specs do vary quite a bit. \Personally I prefer 250GB drive and Samsung, Crucial or SanDisk as my top three brands because of quality (in my mind). But you do need to look at read/write rates and warranty periods too.
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