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Where to find old chkdsk files?

Old 12-04-05, 09:23 PM
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Where to find old chkdsk files?

I filled one of my hard drives to the brim, and up disk clean up, it said I had a sizable amount of data being used for these. I premember in past OS's the files used to be located in the root folder with something inocuous like a .001 extension (iirc). However in the harddrive root folder there is nothing but other sub folder. Nor even hidden files. I am worried about losing actual usable data if I allow dis cleanup to delete these. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-04-05, 09:57 PM
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You have to boot up off the XP cd and enter the rescue console. Then you can run chkdsk from in there.
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Old 12-04-05, 10:14 PM
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So the chkdsk files are for sure not something I can see from inside my windows installation? If that is the case, I wouldn't have a problem allowed disk clean up to delete the files, as anything I am sure I want to keep I can view.
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Old 12-05-05, 09:09 AM
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These files are only if you run the command line chkdsk with the /f switch, and when it asks you to convert the lost chains to files, you say yes. Otherwise, you shouldn't have to worry about these files being created and hiding somewhere.
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Old 12-05-05, 02:37 PM
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No what I am saying is that after filling up one of my disks the disk clean up has stated that I do have them. But they aren't what or where I remember them to be (in the root folder). I didn't want to risk cleaning up the files if it was wrong and for some reason it deleted data that I wanted to keep.
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