Easily Retrieve Missing Files after CHKSDK

  • An easy technique to restore files lost upon running the CHKDSK command
  • Runs flexibly on all editions of Windows OS
  • Even supports recovery on USB drives and memory cards of various brands
  • Capable to recover files of more than 300 file types

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


Most of us come across a situation wherein you try to open a file stored on the PC is not accessible. The icon would be visible and tells you to run the chkdsk command. Even, after trying to change the extension of the file but it couldn’t work properly. Now, when you run the chkdsk and reboot PC but later you may find entire files are missing. As a result of this, you might be thinking whether it possible to recover missing files after running Chkdsk utility?  Fortunately, yes, it is possible by using the Computer File Recovery Software, which helps you to restore lost files after running the chkdsk tool.

Advantages of the Chkdsk command:

  • Ability to fix the file system errors
  • Can easily delete bad sectors on the hard disk
  • Fixes directory errors
  • Detect cross-linked files
  • Find lost clusters on the drive

However, the CHKDSK is an in-built command-line tool used on the computers to fix errors and other problems related to hard drive partitions and verifies the integrity of the file system on each partition. In actual terms, this tool verifies the file allocation table of each partition and resolve various disk errors. Meanwhile, any changes made to the file system can cause missing of files from that partition. Also, errors while running Chkdsk tool may sometimes erase data. In such undesirable situations, is it possible to get back missing files after running Chkdsk tool? Obviously, yes it has been possible using the Computer File Recovery software to recover missing files after performing a chkdsk operation within few  mouse clicks. In addition, you can make use of this powerful toolkit to recover files from corrupted hard disk.

Major factors behind missing files after running Chkdsk

  • Whenever you make use of an reliable or untrusted third-party tool to run Chkdsk utility can be the cause behind missing files
  • Most of the times any sort of interruption while running chkdsk utility can be another reason behind  file loss
  • Software conflict can be the reason behind the loss of files while running the CHKDSK utility
  • At times, due to the utilization of files while carrying out chkdsk tool can make you lose entire file and folders
  • The various others factors like, sudden system shutdown, severe virus  attacks, unintentional deletion, accidental formatting of drive, resetting of the computer, ejecting drives after and many others

In order to overcome the above-mentioned causes behind missing files after operating the Chkdsk command. Therefore, one should appropriately take proper backup of important files before running the chkdsk utility. Always try not to run Chkdsk in a read-only mode because it sometimes creates inaccurate reports. Although, if you are unable to follow these precautionary measures and thinking how to recover missing files after organizing Chkdsk function? In that case, stop worrying! Here is an absolute solution. The Computer File Recovery software. This application is capable enough to retrieve missing files after operating the chkdsk tool. This software has a powerful scan technology, which scans each and every sector of the hard drive in order to recover files and folders with high-speed and precision. Anyone of you can take the advantage of this recovery tool to retrieve files from Windows 10 corrupted hard disk drive which has FAT16, FAT32, NTFS or exFAT partitions.

Furthermore, this software has the ability to recover more than 300 different types of files including photo, audio, video, documents, etc. Besides, one can modify your scanning process by adding or editing file signatures of the files. This software can get back missing files on Windows 10 and other Windows OS including Windows Vista, Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2003, 2008, etc. after running Chkdsk utility. It supports to recover missing files after chkdsk from the hard drive of several types like SATA, SCSI, IDE, PATA, etc, external hard drive, USB flash drive, Pen drive, etc.  Once the scanning process gets completed, you can preview the restored data to check software efficiency. Additionally, with the help of this award-winning software, you can restore files from the computer that won't boot due to various reasons like MBR corruption, a sudden power surge, virus attacks, etc.

Things to Remember:

  • Always maintain a proper data backup before running Chkdsk utility on your machine
  • Though chkdsk functionality rectifies the errors on the computer hard disk, even it can worsen the situation. Its because in the process of fixing errors, sometimes the command may cause loss of important file from the system
  • Make use of genuine antivirus software to prevent a severe virus or malware attacks on your system
  • Never run the Chkdsk utility on your machine without a proper knowledge

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

How to Recover Lost Files After Running CHKDSK Utility?

Step 1: Download and launch the software and then select "Recover Files" on the main window, Mention the drive location for the software to scan for lost files. Hit on the Scan button.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Step 2: The application begins to scan for the data in the drive that you specified.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Step 3: All the files recovered from the drive will be listed in Data View and File Type View.

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Step 4: Proceed to preview the files displayed in the list.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Choose an appropriate destination location to save the recovered files from the drive.

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)