NTFSFIX(8) System Manager's Manual NTFSFIX(8)
ntfsfix - tool for fixing NTFS partitions altered by the Linux kernel
This manual page documents briefly the ntfsfix command.
ntfsfix is a program that fixes NTFS partitions altered in any manner
with the Linux NTFS driver. ntfsfix is NOT a Linux version of chkdsk.
It only tries to leave the NTFS partition in a not-so-inconsistent
state after the NTFS driver has written to it.
ntfsfix appeared because MS chkdsk is well known for its stupidity when
fixing altered partitions. Because the main problems are journal files,
ntfsfix aims to fix those issues.
Running ntfsfix after mounting NTFS partitions read-write is recom-
mended for reducing the chance of severe data loss when NT/W2K/XP tries
to remount the affected partition(s).
In order to use ntfsfix you must unmount the NTFS partition, and run
ntfsfix device, where device is the NTFS partition. After this, you can
safely reboot into NT/W2K/XP. Please note that ntfsfix is not a chkdsk-
like tool, and so is not guaranteed that it could fix all the alter-
ations provoked by the NTFS driver.
This manual page was written by David Martnez Moreno
<enderATdebian.org>, for Debian the GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
ntfsfix is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from
ntfsprogs version 1.9.4 March 2004 NTFSFIX(8)