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Chkdsk Shortcut in Win7/8 ?

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    Chkdsk Shortcut in Win7/8 ?


    Back in the XP days I had a simple shortcut to Chkdsk.exe /f that saved me the extra step of invoking Command Prompt. That shortcut no longer works in Win8 or Win7, although Chkdsk from Command Prompt is fine. Does anyone know of a way to create a shortcut for Chkdsk in Win8, possibly by using Task Scheduler? This is not a life or death issue as it only saves one little step, but my curiosity has been piqued.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bmwbiker,

    It still works. The chkdsk command requires elevation to run, so you will need to right click on the shortcut (ex: .bat file) and click on Run as administrator for it to be able to run.

    In addition, be sure to specify a drive letter you want to run chkdsk on. If it's for the C drive that Windows 8 is installed on, then you would have to type Y in the command prompt when it opens to set it to run at the next startup.

    CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Win8


    Thanks, Shawn! All I had to do to make my shortcuts work is click the box in Properties|Advanced|Run as Admin. Sometimes we overlook the obvious.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    I know how that is. It's always those little things that get us.
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