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  1. Gaurav
    May 11, 2016 @ 5:18 pm

    Thanks so much
    U r life saver
    I'll never forget to "safely remove hardware" from now on


  2. Farhan
    May 23, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

    After typing chkdsk should i leave a space


    • lakonst2012
      May 23, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

      @Farhan: Yes there is a space.


  3. ghie
    May 25, 2016 @ 7:43 am

    the type of the file sytem is raw chkdsk is not available for raw devices


  4. P
    July 7, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks – Simplest Fix I have found ever.


  5. julian
    July 12, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

    Man to me is saying that the file system is RAW


  6. Klyne
    August 18, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

    Thank you very much. It did work!


  7. emma
    August 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    It's stuck on verifying Usn journal


    • lakonst2012
      August 22, 2016 @ 12:48 pm

      @emma: I believe that your disk is damaged and you have to replace it.


  8. Mohamed Elsawy
    September 3, 2016 @ 2:29 am

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


  9. riki noob
    September 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am

    Help me. Im stuck when "windows is verifying files and folders…"
    Its always said "0 percent completed….."


  10. yogesh
    September 18, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

    C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk h: /r
    The type of the file system is RAW.
    CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.


  11. poswo2005
    October 10, 2016 @ 3:02 pm

    It's giving me the following message:
    'chkdsk is not recognised as an internal or externalcommand, operable program or batch file.


    • lakonst2012
      October 10, 2016 @ 4:42 pm

      poswo2005: Probably you have another problem with your computer. Search for it on Google…or Try to navigate to C:/Windows/System32 directory and then type the command…


  12. Tushar Jain
    October 31, 2016 @ 9:22 pm

    awesome thank you very much it really recovered my data successfully…..


  13. Tammy TT
    December 17, 2016 @ 6:54 am

    Is there anyway to remove that "you need to format this disk" message from Windows, forever?


    Not every USB drive is a Windows device. *PLEASE* stop trying to get me to destroy my data with just an accidental "Yes" click.


  14. irfan
    January 4, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

    my message like this PLEASE
    "cannot open volume for direct access,"


    • Lakonst2013
      January 5, 2017 @ 11:55 am

      irfan: In elevated command prompt give the following command: chkdsk %driveletter:% /f /r (e.g. chkdsk d: /f /r)


  15. Ajaj ahamad
    March 15, 2017 @ 10:33 am

    I typed the command but The reply is
    The type of the file system is RAW.
    CHKDSK is not available for RAW drivers.

    Please help me in my driver there is very important data please slove it as soon as possible


  16. Prabhakar Atkar
    April 18, 2017 @ 2:05 pm


    C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk g: /r
    The type of the file system is RAW.
    CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.


  17. car
    July 22, 2017 @ 10:32 pm

    Thank you! finally It works.


  18. Marafa Jr.
    October 15, 2017 @ 9:15 am

    Thank you so much, you're the best


  19. Ashok Kumar
    April 27, 2018 @ 9:08 am

    This error showing when run chkdsk H: /f command.

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
    Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
    Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted.


    • Lakonst2013
      August 31, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

      Ashok Kumar: The disk is damaged and you must replace it.


    • franck
      June 5, 2020 @ 11:35 pm

      I don't agree with Ashok, the drive or your data are not necessarily damaged. So far you know for sure the partition table is corrupted. I had this happened to me several times with SATA 4TB drives plugged on a USB docking station. Each times I fixed the problem by scanning the defective drive completely with RStudio and recovering all the data including folder and file names and structure by saving it all onto an another drive of the same size. It forces you to get another blank drive of the same size to do this but every single times I got all my data back. Hope this help…


  20. Costa360
    November 12, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    Corruption was found while examining files and directories
    Corruption was found while examining volume bitmap.

    Those are the final messages i get after the scan


    • Lakonst2013
      November 13, 2019 @ 10:03 am

      Possibly the drive is failing. Try this: In elevated command prompt give the following command: chkdsk %driveletter:% /f /r (e.g. chkdsk d: /f /r)


  21. Facebook
    February 26, 2020 @ 9:27 am

    Always click on 'safely remove hardware' before unplug the USD cable. it's a very basic step but we sometimes avoid it. USB storage problem appears often. We can fix it easily if there is no other major problem.


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