Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: January 2013
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.
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.
There are no known problems with ntfsfix. If you find a bug please send an email describing the problem to the development team:
ntfsfix is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
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