NTFSFIX(8)               (January 2013)                NTFSFIX(8)

     NAME
          ntfsfix - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS

     SYNOPSIS
          ntfsfix [options] device

     DESCRIPTION
          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 jour-
          nal 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.

     OPTIONS
          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.

          -b, --clear-bad-sectors
               Clear the list of bad sectors. This is useful after
               cloning an old disk with bad sectors to a new disk.

          -d, --clear-dirty
               Clear the volume dirty flag if the volume can be fixed
               and mounted.  If the option is not present or the vol-
               ume cannot be fixed, the dirty volume flag is set to
               request a volume checking at next mount.

          -h, --help
               Show a list of options with a brief description of each
               one.

          -n, --no-action
               Do not write anything, just show what would have been
               done.

          -V, --version
               Show the version number, copyright and license

     BUGS
          There are no known problems with ntfsfix.  If you find a bug
          please send an email describing the problem to the

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          development team:
          ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net

     AUTHORS
          ntfsfix was written by Anton Altaparmakov, with contribu-
          tions from Szabolcs Szakacsits.  It was ported to ntfs-3g by
          Erik Larsson and Jean-Pierre Andre.

     AVAILABILITY
          ntfsfix is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available
          from:
          http://www.tuxera.com/community/

     SEE ALSO
          mkntfs(8), ntfsprogs(8)

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