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Windows 7: CHKDSK /R does it delete files

27 Feb 2016   #1
lester1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
CHKDSK /R does it delete files

I recently ran chkdsk /r command on my windows installation USB. I was wondering if it deletes files?

My question is that: will my windows installation USB have missing files due to me running that command on the USB

(sorry about the last post; I used the wrong forum)


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27 Feb 2016   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It is not the purpose of chkdsk /r to delete files or damage them in any way and this would not occur under normal conditions. However, if the drive has physical problems then this could happen, although not likely.
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27 Feb 2016   #3
lester1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

So, If i used the chkdsk /r on my Windows Installation USB it wouldn't lead to a corrupt USB right?
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27 Feb 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think the answer is "NO". But what do you mean by a "corrupt USB" ??
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27 Feb 2016   #5
lester1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have a windows installation usb that has windows 7. I was supposed to run chkdsk /r on my harddrive but instead I ran it on my usb by accident and it checked my usb. The usb is still able to load windows 7 installation. But I'm wondering if chkdsk could have possibly removed some features in the windows installation usb like the system recovery tools and made it corrupt
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27 Feb 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, chkdsk would not remove anything.
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27 Feb 2016   #7
lester1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the help; just wondering: why are there so many reports of people saying that chkdsk removes files?
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27 Feb 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those people have different problems.
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27 Feb 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Read everything is this tutorial and I think you will have a better understanding.

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