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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ntfsfix(8)

Name

ntfsfix - fix common errors and force operating system to check NTFS

Synopsis

ntfsfix [options] device

Description

The ntfsfix utility fixes some common NTFS problems. Note that it is not a version of chkdsk. It repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file, and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the next reboot of the operating system.

Run ntfsfix on an NTFS volume if you think it was damaged by the operating system or in some other way and it cannot be mounted.

Options

Supported options are listed below.

–h, –-help

Show a list of options with a brief description of each.

–V, –-version

Show the version number, copyright, and license information.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/file-system/ntfsprogs
Interface Stability
Uncommitted

See Also

attributes(7), mkntfs(8), ntfsprogs(8), parted(8)

Authors

ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contributions from Szabolcs Szakacsits.