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Checks the status of a disk and displays a status report. Can also fix disk  errors. The status report shows errors found in the MS-DOS filing system, which consists of the file allocation table and directories. CHKDSK also displays a summary of disk usage. (CHKDSK does not verify that the information in your files can be accurately read.) If errors exist on the disk, CHKDSK alerts you with a message. Note: The ScanDisk program is the preferred method of fixing drive problems, and should be used instead of the CHKDSK /F command. For more information, see the <SCANDISK> command. Syntax CHKDSK [drive:][[path]filename] [/F] [/V] To display the status of the disk in the current drive, use the following syntax: CHKDSK Parameters drive: Specifies the drive that contains the disk that you want CHKDSK to check. [path]filename Specifies the location and name of a file or set of files that you want CHKDSK to check for fragmentation. You can use wildcards (* and ?) to specify multiple files. Switches /F Fixes errors on the disk. Do not use this option when running CHKDSK from other programs; for more information, see "Using CHKDSK With Open Files" in <CHKDSK--Notes>. In general, when fixing disk errors, use <ScanDisk> instead of CHKDSK. /V Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.
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