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    What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    One of the files that my friend shared with me on my Dell windows laptop is seen as having the .chk extension. I have not come across such a file extension before. What is the significance of this .chk file extension?



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    Re: What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    .CHK fiels are CHKDSK/SCANDISK Output files
    When you run the DOS or Windows disk checking programs they can find errors and may write these out as file fragments in .CHK files. Often these can be deleted as the information is elsewhere on your hard disk. Sometimes, however, you need to recover information from a .CHK file (or files). Use UnCHK and/or FileCHK to help you do this.

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    Re: What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    hii...
    .chk extension means Check Disc usually runned by windows utility program.
    This is done to check the disc error and is also referred as Scan Disc.
    It can not be opened by default programs present on windows. Neither by Windows explorer.
    Generally when a FAT32 type of discs are checked, these files are made in /C: drive.



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    Re: What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    Hi,

    The file with the extention .chk is found in the windows directory after some special activity like scandisk or chkdsk.

    Once the chkdsk.exe program runs, the fragment of files are generated in the system and this is stored in FOUND folder which can be deleted later.

    These files with .chk extentions are kept originally for the situation in which they can be later read and take appropriate action by the user.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    Dear friend,

    Here is the significance of .chk file:

    These files are Windows file fragment that are cleaned from the hard disk by command "ScanDisk" or "CHKDISK".
    These files are stored in the "FOUND" folder after a disk scan has been performed.
    You can can delete them as the information stored in them has been moved somewhere else on the disk.

    You can use "FileCHK" software to recover data from CHK files.

    Thanks!



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    Re: What is the significance of the files with .chk extension on Dell windows laptop?

    hi dear friend.....

    The CHK file type is a CHKDSK / SCANDISK Output File fragments cleaned from the disk

    When you run the DOS or Windows disk checking programs( chkdsk ) they can find errors and may write these out as file fragments in .chk files

    Often these can be deleted as the information is elsewhere on your hard disk. Sometimes you need to recover information from a .CHK file use UnCHK and/or File CHK to help you do this

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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