NTFS external drive corrupted after Ubuntu Freeze

Asked by AlexOnVinyl

This has happened to me before, I was copying data over to my NTFS Terabyte and Ubuntu froze then I had to turn off my computer and when I rebooted the NTFS external was corrupted, I ran it through ntfsfix and it did a little job, but was told by another Linux user that I need to use a Windows OS to fix it.

My question here is, is there anyway to fix the NTFS external with Linux? I remember doing it before and it restored everything, but Ive ran it through chkdsk on my old Windows XP computer and it found a few orphan file errors. So, is there any other way to fix this using Ubuntu instead of a Windows OS?

I'm running Ubuntu "Natty" 32 bit.

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Daniel Manrique (roadmr) said :

An OS crash during a disk write is indeed likely to cause drive corruption. This is not reported so much as a bug, but rather as a question or support request on how to fix that corruption within Ubuntu.

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command
then select the partition and check file system

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