.CHK File Extension

File Type:
Saved File Fragment

Having trouble opening .chk extension? Don't panic! This page explains what chk files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open chk files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CHK file?

Chk file extension has Saved Fragment file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

These are Windows fragment files wiped from the hard drive with ScanDisk or CHKDISK. After the disk scan procedure is over, CHK files are placed in the FOUND folder. You can delete these files without consequences because the data has been moved from the original location to another folder on the disk. However, with the CHK-Mate utility, you can view the contents of CHK files before deleting them. If you need to recover specific information from a CHK file, you will need UnCHK and FileCHK.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

chk file icon
File Type:
Saved File Fragment
Misc Files

How to open CHK file?

Double click the chk file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .chk extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the chk extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the chk file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CHK files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the chk file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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