ntfsfix - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS
ntfsfix [options] device
ntfsfix is a utility that fixes some common NTFS problems. ntfsfix is NOT a Linux version of chkdsk. It only repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows.
You may run ntfsfix on an NTFS volume if you think it was damaged by Windows or some other way and it cannot be mounted.
Below is a
summary of all the options that ntfsfix accepts.
Nearly all options have two equivalent names. The short name
is preceded by - and the long name is preceded by
--. Any single letter options, that don’t take
an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g.
-fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options
can be abbreviated to any unique prefix of their name.
Clear the list of bad sectors. This is useful after cloning an old disk with bad sectors to a new disk.
Clear the volume dirty flag if the volume can be fixed and mounted. If the option is not present or the volume cannot be fixed, the dirty volume flag is set to request a volume checking at next mount.
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
Do not write anything, just show what would have been done.
Show the version number, copyright and license
There are no
known problems with ntfsfix. If you find a bug please
send an email describing the problem to the development
ntfs-3g-devel [AT] lists.net
ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contributions from Szabolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson and Jean-Pierre Andre.
is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from: