A question about chkdsk.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Thinkpad4, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Thinkpad4

    Thinkpad4 MDL Novice

    Nov 13, 2017
    Hi, I recently ran a chkdsk on my D: drive and it asked me to unmount it. Later when I checked on it, it was still checking and I noticed all the shortcuts on the desktop that linked to the D: Drive were gone. I stopped the chkdsk and thought they would return when the drive remounted, but they didn't. I had to perform a system restore to get them back. My question is can I run chkdsk /f /r on my D: Drive from safe mode with command prompt and not have to unmount the D: Drive or worry about shortcuts going missing.

    Thank you very much
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

    Sep 5, 2013
    Run check disk as you did. When it is complete, restart your computer, and all should be fine.
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

    Nov 26, 2012
    #3 kaljukass, Jan 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
    What it means D:\ drive? Is it installed drive or USB or something else?
    Is it active drive or logical and what shortcuts were gone? Shortcuts to Your files or the drive schorcut.
    And one more thing, is it HDD, SSD or what?
    Only chkdsk will not affect any shortcuts.
  4. Thinkpad4

    Thinkpad4 MDL Novice

    Nov 13, 2017
    D drive meaning my installed HDD, the C drive is a installed SSD. I CAN run chkdsk from safe mode with command prompt too, right? Just reboot press F8 and select safe mode with command prompt then type chkdsk d: /f /r , Right? I don't know why the shortcuts tied to the D Drive disappeared but I would not like to experience that again. That is why I'm asking about the safemode option.