If you have worked on Windows for some time now then you must have seen some folders in the root drives with the name starting with Found like Found.000, Found.001 and so on. The post will let you know what are Found folders and why are they created once a while in the root drive.
What are Found.000 folders?
As you can see in the pic above, these folders are system hidden folders that are made hidden by default by the Operating System and you can see those (if present on the disk) by unchecking the option of “Hide protected Operating System Files and Folders” in the Folder Options.
Why are they created?
These folders are created automatically when we run the chkdsk scan or possibly another disk checking utility. When errors are found such as lost clusters on your drive, Windows will fix the errors but depending on whether or not you have chosen to convert lost clusters or chains to file, windows will create these folders sequentially starting with .000. So you may have several of them.
The folders contain files with names File0000.chk, File 0001.chk and so on. These file are created to save any lost data during the chkdsk fix.
But usually these files are of no use and you can delete them at your will.