fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS
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
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: