fsck on FAT32 filesystem?

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sun Jul 15 19:37:32 UTC 2012

On Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:43:57 +0200 (CEST)
Wojciech Puchar articulated:

> On Sun, 15 Jul 2012, Bruce Cran wrote:
> > On 15/07/2012 09:56, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >> but, in spite of some fanatics here my get worried, i do recommend
> >> use windoze scandisk.
> >
> > I'd forgotten about scandisk - for modern Windows (XP and newer)
> > you'll want to use chkdsk ( e.g. 'chkdsk /F C:' ).
                                             [VOLUME[PATH]FILENAME]] /F
Use the [/R] option to recover data {implies /F}

In any case, SpinRite is a much better option.

> both do the same

No they don't.

1) Unlike CHKDSK, ScanDisk would also repair cross linked files.

2) ScanDisk cannot check NTFS disk drives, and therefore it is
unavailable for computers that may be running NT based (including
Windows 2000, Windows XP, etc.) versions of Windows.

Jerry ♔

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