TRC are pleased to announce the web release of a free data recovery utility ChkBack. Developed specifically to help Microsoft Windows users regain access to lost data caused by the Microsoft ChkDisk utility.
To get started simply install the application from the following link:
After the program is installed it can be used to analyse chk files to determine their original format. The utility will interrogate each file in the selected directory and test them against a set of common hexadecimal file headers. When a file tests true for a specific file type* a copy is made in a subdirectory it will create called 'ChkBack Results'; the application never makes any changes to the original files.
It can be used to process large numbers of files or set to run slowly to allow users to see what is being tested and the results of the application as they happen.
If you feel you would like to comment on the application or make suggestions please feel free to email us using the email link within the main or results screen. We have future developments planned but any suggestions are most welcome.
Instructions: Chk-Back Instruction Manual
You can also find a video instruction on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBFjVmGRmy_Bv-xlY7N9OuA?ob=0&feature=results_main
*Includes support for many common file types including: jpg, mp3, bmp, tif, avi, wav, mpg, wma, mp4 and microsoft office document formats.