chkdsk /f /r or chkdsk /r /f?

Hi all,

I don't know which is more effective to HDD. I think /r /f is true but i haven't done it ,however, always checked /f /r ( as my teacher who claims it's right).

But as my thought, after we repair a machine, we have to fix screws. So /r /f is right. Please explain, microsoft OS writers.


... but it's better if we checkd three commands in our Internet Cafe or networked computers daily. What's your option?

We seem to be experiencing a bit of a language barrier, so I will try to explain again.

If you use CHKDSK /R that means that you are automatically using CHKDSK /R /F. The /R mean that everything that /F does is done as well as anything extra that /R does. Since everything that it does has already been accounted for, there is no reason to use the /F at all.

In summary, my option is to use CHKDSK /R only. Do not use either of the other ones.

In addition, it is probably excessive to run CHKDSK every single day. Once a month or when told to do so by the operating system should be more than enough. I believe it has been years since I've used it myself.

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Last updated December 22, 2021 Views 521,974 Applies to: