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Message 20609 - Posted: 21 Nov 2015, 22:26:31 UTC

Stop usinStop using *.chk for "Chekpoint Files" !!!

ON (FAT16, FAT32 & NTFS this file type is reserved for chkdsk utility)!

Move to using "*.chkp" instead. Adding one letter is all you need.

So far I have not had any trouble with this, as all longtime users know that *.chk files in FAT32 (and even FAT16) are supposed to all go to ROOT aka C: , D: ... Z: of any drive (and A: & B: for the floppy drives).

However, novice users may not know this -- SO IT IS A DANGEROUS SOFTWARE ENGENERRING PRACTICE.

For Linux and Mac OS X.## ... it does not matter. But use .chkp for them too...

Message boards : Wish list : Stop using *.chk for "Chekpoint Files" (FAT32, NTFS reserved for chkdsk)!