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Where does CHKDSK store "repaired" files??

By aphrophyre
Mar 3, 2005
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  1. CHKDSK ran at startup and found some error with my Firefox profile folder and trunctated the files.

    I want to recover whatever it did becuz they have been moved from their original locations and i have lost my bookmarks and settings.

    So where does CHKDSK store the repaired files?

    [EDIT]
    This is what the log reads:

    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is FAT32.


    One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
    may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
    that you continue.
    Windows will now check the disk.
    Volume Serial Number is 74AB-39A7
    \Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\07g7405y.Aphrophyre\bookmarks.bak first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
    \Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\07g7405y.Aphrophyre\localstore.rdf first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
    \Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\07g7405y.Aphrophyre\bookmarks.html first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
    \Documents and Settings\Aphrophyre\Local Settings\Temp\Caliber_enginetest_high.wmv first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 18880 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 18904 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 18957 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 19242 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 21233 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 22124 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 25152 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 25387 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 28338 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 28392 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 29759 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 29884 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 31322 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 31433 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 37811 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 44825 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 58081 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 64912 corrected.
    Bad links in lost chain at cluster 65066 corrected.
    Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? Yes
    30888 KB in 25 recovered files.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    9757936 KB total disk space.
    1445608 KB in 618 hidden files.
    47776 KB in 5835 folders.
    7470456 KB in 48207 files.
    794088 KB are available.

    8192 bytes in each allocation unit.
    1219742 total allocation units on disk.
    99261 allocation units available on disk.
    [/EDIT]
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    my best guess is that it is located in \windows\ or \Windows\repair

    <\ indicate any primary hard drive such as C:>

    Lucan
  3. aphrophyre

    aphrophyre Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    Nothing there of the sort. Any other ideas?
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Do a file search for *.chk files probably on the C:\ drive.
    You can check this site for a little assistance;
    //www.ericphelps.com/uncheck/
  5. CHK FILES

    CHK FILES Newcomer, in training

    Finding Recovered CHK files

    Hiya mate...If the CHK are recovered then they are usually saved in C:/FOUND.000 and a new folder is created each time files are recovered....hope this helps!!!
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