Clever design makes it easy to use
This application is incredibly easy to use because it relies on a very simple and clean interface that doesn't involve too much user interaction. In fact, the only things you have to do is to pick the drive you wish to scan, choose from one of the available types of test and start the scan.
Gets the job done quick and flawlessly
The 'Standard' scan takes just a few moments to complete, so it's best to try to avoid using the computer while the app performs the verification and remember that it's better to close other running applications before initiating the scan to avoid data loss.
Stay on the safe side with a thorough scan
In case you go for the 'Thorough' test which includes a surface scan, you will notice it involves more stages and take a bit more time to complete. Also, note that to fix the issues it identifies, CheckDisk will require in most cases a restart.
All in all, this lightweight program can do a lot of good helping you to identify problems Windows' Check Disk tool is most likely to miss. Because CheckDisk is so easy to use, it is well suited for less experienced users or anyone who wants a simple program that can run without requiring too much attention.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on July 18th, 2014
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Application descriptionCheckDisk is quite similar to the ScanDisk tool or chkdsk.exe, supplied with the Windows operating systems. You can se...