CHKDSK /F


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Brandon

I have a question about CHKDSK /F

If I run it, could it potentially damage my hard drive's
contents/files? I ask because the dirty bit is set on my
C: drive so whenever I boot Windows it prompts me to run
CHKDSK but I cancel it. I have looked through my C:
drive and all my files seem to be fine.

If I were to run CHKDSK /F could it damage files?
Eeverything seems to be fine right now so I am very
paranoid about running it and having files be lost!!

I guess I am a bit paranoid because my external hard
drive had the dirty bit set so AUTOCHK ran on it and it
found problems and then when I went into the hard drive
tons of files were corrupted and/or lost. Since I didn't
check the hard drive before AUTOCHK ran I don't know if
the files were already corrupted before AUTOCHK ran or if
AUTOCHK caused them but I am very paranoid.

Please tell me if when CHKDSK fixes problems it finds,
can this cause previously-readable files to stop being
readable? You get what I'm asking, right?

Much thanks,
Brandon
 
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Brandon said:

I have a question about CHKDSK /F

If I run it, could it potentially damage my hard drive's
contents/files? I ask because the dirty bit is set on my
C: drive so whenever I boot Windows it prompts me to run
CHKDSK but I cancel it. I have looked through my C:
drive and all my files seem to be fine.

If I were to run CHKDSK /F could it damage files?
Eeverything seems to be fine right now so I am very
paranoid about running it and having files be lost!!

I guess I am a bit paranoid because my external hard
drive had the dirty bit set so AUTOCHK ran on it and it
found problems and then when I went into the hard drive
tons of files were corrupted and/or lost. Since I didn't
check the hard drive before AUTOCHK ran I don't know if
the files were already corrupted before AUTOCHK ran or if
AUTOCHK caused them but I am very paranoid.

Please tell me if when CHKDSK fixes problems it finds,
can this cause previously-readable files to stop being
readable? You get what I'm asking, right?
At the command prompt type CHKDSK /? to see the switch options.
/F would be "fix"
 
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