"fsck" for ntfs ?

p.echols at comcast.net p.echols at comcast.net
Tue Apr 6 20:08:24 UTC 2010

----- "Preston Hagar" <prestonh at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> >
> >
> There is ntfsfix, which sometimes helps:
> sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
> ntfsfix /dev/sdX

You can also try TestDisk found in the repos or on the Ubuntu Rescue Remix cd.  Testdisk can restore or rebuild a borked boot sector or repair the master file table.  More info in the man page or here:


-- PE

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