Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Disk Checker
Disk Checker is a system utility tool that scans and repairs errors found in disks, files, and folders. This diagnostic utility also includes a backup module for undoing changes.
After a brief installation, you have probably noticed that the user interface is easy to navigate through. There are four main tabs - Direct Access, File Access, Disk Image, and S.M.A.R.T.
Direct Access lets you select the partition you wish to process, the scanning mode (file and folder structure check, surface scan only, or thorough check). Plus, you can select to automatically fix errors once they are discovered by Disk Checker.
A thorough scan takes a long time to complete, but during this time, you cannot explore other options in Disk Checker. The application displays the remaining time, information on the current partition, as well as a log list.
In File Access you can browse for a particular file to scan directly (especially useful when it's a large file). You can include subfolders, hide sharing errors, and enable a progress indicator.
In Disk Image you can format a partition, or read and write a disk image file (in order to backup and restore files and folders), while S.M.A.R.T. reveals specific attributes of your hard disk.
Furthermore, Disk Checker supports the DOS command line, and it is integrated in the Windows context menu. The software uses a low amount of CPU and memory resources.
In conclusion, Disk Checker is a great program to use on your local hard drives, one that will scan and fix the most common errors.