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Old 12-22-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
AlexOnVinyl
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Question Help with my external NTFS - Ubuntu froze when copying files and corrupted it


Hi everyone,

So I was copying files to my NTFS external drive and Ubuntu froze while copying them, and in turn, corrupted my external drive. I ran Ntfsfix and it fixed it, but I was also told to run chkdsk on a windows computer to fix it.

I saw a few things that it fixed - something about orphaned files that were left over, and its been looking through all 40,000 files on it since.

Is there any way I can be sure that I can recover my files from Ubuntu's corruption?

I'm currently using my Windows Vista computer that was lying around to do chkdsk and its taking quite a long time.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Personally, assuming your files are still intact on your Ubuntu machine, I would reformat your external drive and try it again.

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