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Where does CHKDSK store logs?

One thing we get asked a lot is after I run Check Disk (CHKDSK) where do I access the logs from?
You can go through event logger but we find the easiest way is to use the awesome PowerShell, here’s how you do it:

Step 1. Press the Windows + R Keys to bring up the Run dialog box, and then type in powershell and press the Enter key.

Step 2. Copy and paste the command below into the Powershell interface and press Enter:

get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

Step 3. Check your desktop and you’ll see a new text file entitled CHKDSKResults.txt containing all your CHKDSK logs in one convenient location.

If there are no logs then no errors have been reported.

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