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Saint Paul, MN

Chkdsk & prag-2.swp ?

Last night my wife's computer lost its network connection. After poking around a bit and not finding anything I re-booted. On boot up it ran a chkdsk with what I think was a rather different looking screen than I've seen before (though it's been a while) and no way to exit out. The result was restoration of a file named prag-2.swp. However, once up, I was not able to locate that file anywhere on her computer nor have I been able to find any reference to it on google search.

Any ideas?


Randallstown, MD
·Verizon Online DSL
Just today I installed a program ClipMon.
I've been running it sandboxed (sandboxie).
Gave a google search for "prag-2.swp" & nothing popped up - except for this thread.
Figured I'd search my disk for ".swp".
Everything tells me, "C:\CLIPMON\history\textclips\prag-2.swp.txt".

So perhaps CHKDSK found something that it did not like with "prag-2.swp" (inconsistent or whatever) & "cleaned it up". You happened to catch that.

Should be some record of it in Event Viewer.

Dog And Butterfly
East Stroudsburg, PA
reply to Kedge
The extension indicates it was likely a Swap disk file. Chkdsk normally restores files with a CHK extension.


Randallstown, MD
·Verizon Online DSL
reply to therube
LOL, at me, with me, this time.

Forget everything I said above, its wrong!

When I copied the string "prag-2.swp" to search for it, ClipMon created a same named "clip" that it stores in its history, as an individual file, named as "prag-swp" & then appends a ".txt" extension to it. So when I searched for ".swp", sure enough it turned up - for that reason alone.

(After all I did say, "Just today I installed...". Guess I'm learning more about its ways as I go along ;-).)

Anyhow, see if Event Viewer holds any clues.


Saint Paul, MN
Hah. Should have thought about Event Viewer... That's what happens when troubles are few and far between.


Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
The file reference 0x53000000002a87 of index entry prag-2.swp of index $I30
with parent 0x512ab is not the same as 0x55000000002a87.
Deleting index entry prag-2.swp in index $I30 of file 332459.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file prag-2.swp (10887) into directory file 332459.
Cleaning up 546 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 546 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 546 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.