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AlexOnVinyl 12-22-2011 04:14 AM

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.

mmaki 12-23-2011 01:18 PM

Personally, assuming your files are still intact on your Ubuntu machine, I would reformat your external drive and try it again.

Mike


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