This is the portable edition of CheckDiskGUI - a graphical interface for the CHKDSK command-line utility, displaying the file system integrity of the hard disk and repairing any logical errors it encounters.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can simply drop the program files anywhere on the hard drive and run the executable file directly.
Alternatively, you can store CheckDiskGUI on a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, and run it on any computer. This way, you can keep the app in your pocket whenever you're on the move.
More importantly, the Windows Registry section does not receive entry updates, and files are not left behind on the hard drive after program removal.
The interface of the tool is made from a standard window with a well-organized layout. From the main application window you can select one or more drive letters to scan, after viewing their used and free space, type, label and DirtyBit status.
CheckDiskGUI can perform a read-only task to check the disk for errors, fix the logical errors, or fix the problems and also recover data from bad sectors.
The application shows log details in a message box; these focus on the time and date when the operation was initialized and ended, file system type, along with elapsed time. This information can be printed or saved to a plain text document (TXT format).
From the Options menu, you can reload the drives, rescan all clusters for errors and skip checking cycles within folder structures, as well as enable sounds and a less vigorous checkup on the index entries.
CheckDiskGUI runs on a low-to-moderate quantity of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and finishes a scan and fix job rapidly, depending on your hard drive. We have not encountered any issues throughout our evaluation; the app did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity, CheckDiskGUI can be handled by all types of users.