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Free chkdsk Alternatives

The best free alternative to chkdsk is HD Tune. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to chkdsk and seven of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to chkdsk are CheckDisk, e2fsprogs, Chkdsk-GUI and Macrorit Disk Scanner.

chkdsk alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but may also be Benchmark Tools or Hard Disk Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of chkdsk.
This page was last updated May 13, 2022
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  • Windows

A command line tool to check for errors on and repair ntfs filesystems.

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  1. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.

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    HD Tune checks for unreadable clusters but doesn't do file integrity checks for crosslinked clusters, index entry problems, etc.

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  2. CheckDisk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    CheckDisk is a powerful tool for searching and repairing disk errors. It is quite similar to the ScanDisk tool or chkdsk.exe, supplied with the Windows operating systems (Windows 2000 and higher. Possible with Vista and admin right). You can select either standard or full tests.



  3. e2fsprogs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    This is the new version (1.46.4) of the second extended file system management programs.

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  4. Chkdsk-GUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • BartPE

    A GUI front end to Microsoft's command line Check Disk program. The GUI passes the settings selected within the GUI and then launches the command line disk checker in the normal way, using the correct switches. Chkdsk-GUI is a PE Builder v3 plugin.

  5. Macrorit Disk Scanner is a third party disk surface portable tool for scan disk bad sectors which provides you with better options and better performance than Windows native disk scanner.



  6. Microsoft ScanDisk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    ScanDisk is a utility in MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows systems which checks and repairs file systems and bad clusters on the hard drive. It was introduced in MS-DOS version 6.2. Previous versions of MS-DOS supplied only the simpler, purely text-based program .

    Discontinued

    Replaced by chkdsk

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    Because they're about the same thing.

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  7. NTFSFix From NTFS-3G

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    NTFS-3G Safe Read/Write NTFS Driver.

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