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How to Recover Files from Found.000 Folder

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Abby Haines to File Recovery

Summary

Finding ways to recover files from found.000 folder? Two free ways are created to help you convert .chk files to the original format, for example, convert chk to jpg or mp4. And you can also try EaseUS disk data recovery to get a better recovery result and pleasing users experience.

Can I recover files in found.000 folder?

"When I plugged my USB into PC, Windows asked to scan and repair the flash drive disk. Then I did it using chkdsk command line, but after that, all my data including jpeg picture files and videos have become chk files in the found.000 folder. Is there any way to convert .chk files to original format or recover files in found.000 folder to its original location?"

Usually, while scanning your disk for errors, Windows Scandisk or Chkdsk will convert your data into .chk files which it thinks has corruptions and then gather those files into a found.000 folder. And if you trying to open the CHK files, you will find they are completely inaccessible. As a result, you will finally end up with a terrible data loss disaster. 

Steps you can take to recover files from found.000 folder

Can't bear to lose all these precious photos or other types or files? Just read on to get full CHK file recovery solutions and learn how to recover found.000 chk files. 

Step 1. Try to convert .chk files to original format 

When you find your files changed into CHK format, you can first try to recover or access it by simply changing the file extension. 

For example, if your lost pictures are JPEG files, try to rename the .chk files to .jpg files. And if your lost videos are MP4 files, try to rename the .chk files to .mp4 files. 

Step 2. Try to recover CHK files in found.000 folder to its original location via Previous Versions

1) Backup your files to an external storage device.
2) Open Windows File Explorer, right-click the folder that used to store the lost files.
3) Select Restore previous version, in the list of previous recovery points, choose the latest one.
4) Click Restore button to recover found.000 folder files to its original location. 

Many users said it is helpful! But it just allows you to recover CHK file to a previous version. So, if you want to retrieve your files with all the content unchanged, you may try EaseUS disk data recovery, a powerful third-party recovery software. 

Step 3. Try to recover files from found.000 directory using EaseUS disk data recovery

1) Download and install EaseUS disk data recovery on your PC.

2)  On the main window of software, select the disk where you lost your data and click Scan button.

Recover files from found.000 directory - choose to scan the selected disk

3) The software will soon start a quick scan to find the lost files on the disk. And then a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more data.

Recover files from found.000 directory - scan the disk

4)  After the scan, preview the recoverable files and choose those you want. Finally, click Recover button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Recover files from found.000 directory