Did you find or received CHK file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is CHK file extension and how you can open it.

What is a CHK file ext?

The .CHK file extension is associated with Windows File Fragments which are produced as a result of running scandisk or check-disk (chkdsk). Following the discovery of damaged files on a disk drive, these files can be used to help recover lost information.

How to open a CHK file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like CHK. When you double click on the CHK file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received CHK files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with CHK files

Scan the file
Before trying to open CHK files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open CHK files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open CHK file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to CHK by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many CHK file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension CHK you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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