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Tools to recover Windows CHK-files

This post links to two Windows programs that can help you determine the extension of CHK-files.

A CHK-file is a file that is created when you run a disk repair tool like chkdsk, scandisk or other Windows disk tools.
Often these CHK-files are placed in a FOUND.000 folder and contains several FILE0001.CHK FILE0002.CHK … files and are being deleted by users because they don’t know what to do with them.

I’ve successfully used UnCHK and FileCHK in Windows Vista to recover many file extension/suffix and open them in the right program and higly recommend others to try it if they have lost important files.

Always remember to take backup before using these tools.

Source: http://www.ericphelps.com/uncheck/