How do I know if ChkDsk has done anything to my files?

  1. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1809 b17763.55

    Nothing to be worried about. If it had found any lost file fragments it would have informed you.

    As mentioned in the log entry the utility has made corrections to the bitmap as it found free space marked as allocated. And no bad clusters found after the surface scan. Your hard disk & the data on it are healthy.

    All that said, please make sure you backup your data regularly. Hard disks are known to fail.
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  2. Posts : 19,524
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    If it finds anything and "fixes" it, there would be *.chk folder/file on C. partition. It's very difficult to extract anything useful from it so I just delete it.
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  3. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1809 b17763.55
    Thread Starter

    illonus said:
    "CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap." - Is it common for this to happen?
    It's not common but does happen. I've not experienced any detrimental effects on my data after such a 'repair'.

    Thanks in advance, and sorry for my paranoia, don't like to lose things lol
    If you don't like losing data (like me) consider backing it up regularly. Backup frequency depends on how frequently your data changes. My backup program is set to do incremental disk backups every few hours.
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