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Lost file fragments - scandisk


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Scouty

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Hi.
When scandisk (standard, fix errors) was done running, it said it found over 14m lost file fragments. Gave me the option to delete, file or ignore them. If I select delete or file, scandisk starts again and those errors come up after a new run. Still 14m.

I have a pretty new (2005) hard-drive with 64gb free space. Had that done because something similar happened and eventually locked me out. Got to the point where you couldn't run scandisk at all. Would take days. Windows ME system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
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It may pay you to delete these files manually (right-click them and select 'Delete', rather than suffer the frustration of Scandisk failing to do it. So, with Scandisk NOT running, do this:

Look in the root of the C drive (in other words, NOT in a folder on the C drive). All the lost file-fragments will be there in the form of files starting with "File..., then a number and ending in .chk (File0000.chk, File 0001.chk and so on). Delete them in the usual manner like any other file you want rid of.

Continue to use Scandisk when you feel it necessary of course, but do the deleting yourself with Scandisk closed.

Edited by pip22, 21 January 2007 - 09:59 AM.

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I manually deleted those files (had to use search for files and folders) and there were about 6 of them.

Ran scandisk again in safe mode because it kept restarting.

No errors.

As usual, you guys rock!

Thanks a bunch pip22!!!!!! :whistling:
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