Windows – Is there an alternative to ‘chkdsk’?


On windows we have chkdsk that runs during startup. Also there is one more way to check disk that is by using disk defragmenters analyze feature. But these are some of the windows official ways to check disk for errors.

Is there any 3rd party alternative for chkdsk?

Best Answer

  • The defragmenter doesn't check the disk - you're counseled to run chkdsk before you defragment.

    And no, there isn't an alternative to chkdsk. It's the only one that checks the file system. Although there are quite a few other tools that check the hard disk itself, sector by sector, none checks the integrity of the file system as well as chkdsk.

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