Carl Bullard on 13 Oct 2008 17:13:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] External Harddrive Woes


I don't know if fsck can be run on an NTFS partition (I'm a complete
Linux newbie) but I would definitely get my data off the disk as quick
as possible if it's anything important.


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Sasha R <> wrote:
> A couple weeks ago I got a shiny new tb seagate external and all was well.
> Yesterday Nautilus refused to show the contents of certain folders on the
> drive, saying they were empty. From terminal ls shows all the files but they
> are un-openable. I have the drive formatted ntfs to facilitate sharing with
> less enlightened friends and I suspected bad sectors.
> I was wondering first if it is possible to fsck an ntfs volume? I wasnt sure
> of this so after 4 hours in windoze chkdsk said it had failed, but my files
> became usable again. Is this drive safe to continue using for a bit or
> should I do my best to get the data off ASAP and rma the thing to seagate.
> Thanks,
> Sasha
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