Linux 2.6 - man page for ntfsfix (linux section 8)
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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 com-
mand, 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.
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 describ-
ing the problem to the development team:
ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contributions from Szabolcs Szakacsits.
It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson and Jean-Pierre Andre.
ntfsfix is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
ntfs-3g 2011.4.12AR.4 January 2006 NTFSFIX(8)
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