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Windows continuously wants to scan and fix files on the IronKey Secure Files Volume
Reference Number: AA-03441 Views: 4273 Created: 05-20-2019 03:12 PM Last Updated: 05-20-2019 03:12 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

You continuously receive a message that Windows wants to scan and fix files on the IronKey Secure Volume after the IronKey is unlocked, but Windows is not able to repair the volume.

Try running the Windows Check Disk utility from the command line. This should clear up the message.

Here's how:

  1. Your IronKey will need to be unlocked first. 
  2. Open my computer, and remember the drive letter for the IronKey Secure Files volume. If you are not sure which one this is, look for the IronKey Launcher, and the IronKey Secure Files volume is likely the next drive letter in sequence to the IronKey Launcher. 
  3. Click on the Windows Start Menu 
  4. Click on Run... 
  5. Type in CMD and press enter on your keyboard 
  6. From the command prompt window, type in CHKDSK and then the IronKey secure files drive letter, and then /f/r/x


For example, if the IronKey Secure Files drive letter is G, you would enter:

     chkdsk g: /f/r/x

If a message appears stating file are in use on the volume and it needs to force a dismount, type 'y' and press 'enter' on your keyboard to continue.

This will perform a check disk on the IronKey Secure Files volume, and look for any corruption problems. Be sure to repair or replace if prompted.  

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