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[Q] Lot of fsck*.rec files in SD Card root

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By PeeHoo, Senior Member on 22nd November 2010, 09:37 AM
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Could I delete them or not?
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22nd November 2010, 12:36 PM |#2  
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These files are generated by the fsck linux utility, which is the equivalent of Windows/DOS CHKDSK command.
They are the recovery data that it finds, like file data with no reference in FAT table, etc, so it converts it in a recovery file for you to analyze and recover...

If you don't need to recover lost files (Which is most of the time), then delete them.
24th November 2010, 03:35 AM |#3  
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If they keep returning then format your SD card. I had them when I was trying 4K blocksize but gone once I moved to 32K.

32K is my usual default but I was just trying something out.
4th August 2011, 04:52 PM |#4  
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FSCKxxx.REC means File System check record.
Usually are created if you are not closing down the operating system the "normal" way, like you take the battery out. Linux always check the file system at bootup and if something "not-normal" (any left overs from improper close down) are found then a FSCHxxx.rec file is created to be analysed by the system administrator.
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How to recover those FSCK files?
18th July 2019, 11:55 AM |#6  
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Does anyone know how to recover the file fsck.rec??? help me please
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If you are in your Android phone, just tap the fsck then a pop up dialogue will appear saying open file as music, video, image etc. Just select anything since you are not sure what kind of file is it, if you think it is a music select music then if it not plays just select another file type. Then rename tha file, change the .rec with the right file extension if it is a music change it to .mp3 , .m4a etc. If its a video change it to .mp4 , . flv etc. (sorry for my poor English)
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