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Windows 7: Quick Questions about CHKDSK /F

01 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Quick Questions about CHKDSK /F

So I pulled out my USB a bit too early today and a bunch of my files got corrupted. CHKDSK detected errors in the file system, so I decided to run CHKDSK /F to fix them (I didn't do a sector recovery scan, as it didn't find any data located in bad sectors). After I did so I was looking through my files and thought some were missing. What I'm wondering is if CHKDSK /F can cause futher corruption and data loss if a drive might already be damaged. CHKDSK didn't ask to create any file chains and the USB is only a year old, so I'm guessing that didn't happen in my case but I just want someone to confirm this and also give an answer to my question for future reference.

Thanks in advance.

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01 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 8 Pro x64

No, it won't. That is the equivalent of clicking 'Automatically fix file system errors' in the Check Disk program.

I don't think it will do anything for your USB key.
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01 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Well afterwards CHKDSK detected no file system errors so I'm thinking it worked, but I'm wondering if there's a way to check if data has been lost besides through memory. I tried a Recuva deep scan and it found some old files I deleted a while ago but is there something more advanced?
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