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I connected my external hard drive(fat 32) to a machine that was running knoppix linux. Was trying to transfer information from the pc to external hard drive. When I did, ...
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    External hd now all in .chk files?!?


    I connected my external hard drive(fat 32) to a machine that was running knoppix linux. Was trying to transfer information from the pc to external hard drive. When I did, everything else that was on the drive turned into .chk file and is hidden in a folder known as "FOUND.000" from windows when checking it out. Is there any software out there to fix this? thank you

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    Hi and welcome

    If windows finds parts of a file and cannot clearly tell where they belong, then these fileparts are named with a .chk suffix and stored in FOUND.000
    This can happen by e.g. removing a external harddisc without unmounting it first (safe remove in windows).

    For recovering tipps, you might have more luck asking in a windows forum.

    But maybe it is easier to just copy the files again?
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    Well it was a friends hard drive and it had his movies and tv shows. I looked into that found.000, hopefully there is a program that can rename them back to what they originally were?

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    Thatīs the problem. These are file parts. Fragments.
    A simple rename wont be enough.

    No idea if there are windows tools which can reliably piece that together again.
    But my guess is, where will be some loss.

    Hence: A new copy is preferable.
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    They all still work. Just loss of identity

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    fwiw, as I never had this problem and this is a linux -not windows- forum:
    This is what google found:
    7 Ways To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK
    http://superuser.com/questions/12469...nd-000-folders

    Good luck
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