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 command, e.g. -fv is
equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to any
unique prefix of their name.
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
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 team:
ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contributions from
ntfsfix is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from:
The manual pages are available online at: