CHK-Mate is a simple-to-use program that allows you to analyze and extract contents of CHK (Checkpoint) files that are automatically created when Windows crashes.
Therefore, you can retrieve the data you were working on before the system started experiencing issues.
The app's interface is represented by a wizard-like layout. Thanks to the Explorer-based folder structure, you can seamlessly navigate directories to locate CHK file.
Once CHK-Mate has located CHK items, you can select the drive and folder where you want to copy the files.
Furthermore, you can make the app extract text from the CHKs instead, as well as select which string types to include (e.g. lowercase, space and returns, numbers). When the extraction procedure is done, CHK-Mate shows the total number of retrieved files, along with the file name pattern.
Unfortunately, you cannot minimize the application to the system tray area, or set it to run at system startup automatically. Moreover, CHK-Mate exits immediately if it doesn't find at least one CHK file in the given location, hence you have to rerun the tool.
The program barely uses CPU and system memory, so it doesn't put a strain on the computer's CPU and system memory. It has a good response time and extracts files rapidly, without making Windows hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. On the other hand, CHK-Mate has not been updated for a pretty long time.