DIY - Guide to Run CHKDSK on Windows 10

Finding hard to run CHKDSK on Windows 10 system? Don't worry, this guide will help you on how to run CHKDSK on Windows 10. Also, it explains the recovery of lost data after CHKDSK run on Windows 10 using Windows File Recovery software. Continue reading..!

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Procedure to Run CHKDSK on Windows 10

Check Disk Utility, commonly known as CHKDSK, helps to find and fix the system errors on the hard drive. You need to run this command every once in a while to keep your hard drive error free. Now, most of the people seem to upgrade to Windows 10. Well, the steps given below here explain how to run the CHKDSK command in Windows 10.

  • Open the File Explorer and click on This PC
  • Select the hard disk drive on which you want to run chkdsk and right click on that
  • Click on Properties
  • In the Properties window, select the Tools tab
  • Now, click on Check button under Error Checking

It scans and fixes all the system errors on Windows 10 computer. Also, you can run it using the command prompt. For running chkdsk, open command prompt and type CHKDSK X: /F and hit Enter.


You should backup before running chkdsk on your computer because many people have complained that chkdsk removed their data from the computer.

What if you have performed chkdsk fix on your computer without having a backup and ended up in losing data? Well, you don�t have to worry as it is possible to recover data using Windows File Recovery software.

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How to Recover Data Lost after CHKDSK using Windows File Recovery Software?

Step 1: Run the Windows File Recovery application on your computer.

Step 2: When the home screen appears, select Recover Files option

Step 3: Choose the appropriate drive in the list of drives for data recovery

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Step 4: Now you are required to hit on the Scan button. The software then begins to scan and extract files from the storage drive.

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Step 5: A screen appears with the recovery results. Files are listed in two styles- Data View and File Type View. You can further preview the files with a right-click.

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Step 6: Select the required files and save them in any location of your choice

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