Encryption: CHKDSK on Windows with UAC enabled

When UAC is enabled on Windows you need to elevate the command prompt to succesfully run the CHKDSK command.

  • Windows 7 – Click > Start > All Programs > Accessories, Right Click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as Administrator”.
  • Windows 10 – Type CMD into the search box, Right Click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as Administrator”.
  • Choose Yes when prompted by User Account Control
  • From the command prompt enter the normal CHKDSK C: /R command

Last Reviewed: 02/01/2018

Posted in Deployment and tagged , , , , , .