"fsck" for ntfs ?

Justin Gruenberg justin.gruenberg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 16:30:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM, stan <stanb at panix.com> wrote:
> I was tying to sue Ubuntu to help a friend recover data from a disk from a
> crashed windows machine this weekend. Ultimately, I was unable to do so
> because I could not get the ntfs partition on his disk mounted. This appears
> to be because the disk had not been "marked clean" when his machine
> crashed, or at least that is how I interpreted the error message. Even adding
> the "force" option to the ntfs flavor of mount did not work.
> Am I interpreting this correctly? If so, is there a tool that can do the
> equivalent of fsck for ntfs?

As far as I know, there isn't.  You need a windows machine, and then
run chkdsk (pretty sure thats right, there is a command line switch to
do more extensive checks/fixes.... /F maybe?).

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