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NAME

ntfsfix – fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS

SYNOPSIS

ntfsfix [options] device

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

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.

-b, –clear-bad-sectors
Clear the list of bad sectors. This is useful after cloning an
old disk with bad sectors to a new disk.

-d, –clear-dirty
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.

-h, –help
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.

-n, –no-action
Do not write anything, just show what would have been done.

-V, –version
Show the version number, copyright and license

BUGS

There are no known problems with ntfsfix. If you find a bug please
send an email describing the problem to the development team:
ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net

AUTHORS
ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contributions from Sz‐
abolcs Szakacsits. It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson and Jean-
Pierre Andre.

AVAILABILITY
ntfsfix is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:

Community

SEE ALSO

mkntfs(8), ntfsprogs(8)

ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1 January 2013 NTFSFIX(8)