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2016-08-06, 14:20 #1
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Does Windows 7 CHKDSK work correctly on GPT-formatted drives? If not, what will?
I added a 3TB backup disk to my Dell 64 bit Windows 7 system (12 GB RAM ), and in order to access the entire space I formatted it GPT. In my everyday use, it seems to be fine, but when I run CHKDSK on the drive I get numerous messages that look, for example, like this:
Detected orphaned file Chkdsk20131217005359.log (882), should be recovered into directory file 17.
If I run CHKDSK/F, CHKDSK claims to be recovering these orphaned files, but I don't see any evidence that it has done anything at all.
Is this behavior some sort of artifact of Windows 7 not fully supporting GPT? If so, is there some other program that I could use to check the health of the drive and make the sort of corrections that CHKDSK/F can make on supported drives?
Thanks for any help you can give,