CHK-Mate

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    93,471
  • Date Added:
    June 07, 2005
  • File Size:
    1.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    95
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP

Editors' Note: Password for Setup program: CM-SUL-130103-CMRZ.

Editors' Review

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This tool finds and retrieves files with CHK extensions that are commonly generated by ScanDisk or Chkdsk upon repairing a corrupted file. CHK-Mate's straightforward interface takes you through a three-step wizard process to locate, select a destination for, and recover the CHK files. Its primary function is to determine and convert CHK files to one of more than a dozen file types, including JPEG, XLS, DOC, and WAV, but you can add other file types. In our tests, the application adequately converted files, but users have to locate and provide exact file locations, which we think is a slight flaw. We recommend this easy-to-use freeware to all users for determining which recovered files are still important.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Useless. 1 star means zero stars."

June 17, 2014  |  By WelshmanChris

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

None.
I need 10 characters.

Cons

This program does nothing. The window disappears one second after starting. I just hope this isn't malicious. Let me say know that I HOPE this program does nothing.

Summary

DO NOT GET THIS PROGRAM.

If you wish to identify a file fragment, just look at the first 8 or so bytes in hexadecimal format e.g. by using a hexadecimal file dump utility. This often reveals the original file's format (file type). You can then rename the fragment and use a trusted program of your choice to view or perhaps fix the fragment.

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1 stars

"DO NOT BOTHER WITH THESE... LOW LIFES"

January 30, 2013  |  By headshaking

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

ITS A FREAKING RIP OFF

Cons

ITS A RIP OFF.. THEY STEAL YOUR MONEY.. CHECK YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS.. THESE ******** ARE A RIP OFF ... THIEVES

Summary

ITS A RIP OFF.... THEY STEAL YOUR MONEY.. CHECK YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

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1 stars

"Didnt do anything.."

November 09, 2011  |  By howzitboy

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

small and easy to install i guess

Cons

does absolutely nothing! downloaded it and tried to run and it just sat there. waste of time

Summary

doesnt work and no longer supported by the maker.

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1 stars

"No use whatever"

February 23, 2010  |  By exceed745

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

Very clear instructions about how to use it

Cons

when used it returns an error message and closes, a complete waste of time.

Summary

It is supposed to recover avi files but doesn't recognise them! From looking at the other comments above, I think this product should be dropped from cnet.

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5 stars

"Thanks"

April 22, 2008  |  By CrazyOldDude

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

Considering it helped recover files for a million dollar machine that is the workhorse of our company, I couldn't be happier.

Cons

Why the setup password? Oh well, other than that I'm quite thankful.

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1 stars

"not helpful"

February 09, 2008  |  By lythanhnguyen

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Cons

did no help at all

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4 stars

"Buena utilidad. Como es que no la incorpore Windows si el genera los CHK."

December 31, 2007  |  By Antonio Basilio

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

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1 stars

"W32/Astef.B@p2p found in software distribution package"

September 17, 2007  |  By orygunguy

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

Although, W32/Astef.B@p2p, was found in the software distribution package, after cleaning the software worked as advertised.

Unless you know what you are doing DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

Cons

W32/Astef.B@p2p being delivered with the distribution package!

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1 stars

"A waste of time"

May 21, 2006  |  By Glay

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Cons

I thought it would be simple. This download is a totat waste of time. It takes way to much effort to get he program to begin decoding then it fails to identify the correct file type.

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4 stars

"nice product"

January 10, 2006  |  By timoid

 |  Version: CHK-Mate 1

Pros

it works very well

Cons

its slow

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DIY Datarecovery
Publisher web site http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/
Release Date June 07, 2005
Date Added June 07, 2005
Version 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.29MB
File Name CHK-Mate_Full.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 93,471
Downloads Last Week 95
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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