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Apr
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May
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comment How to Mark NTFS filesystem dirty from *NIX/Linux?
Yes, I know that one. But I don't like the description in the man page: "It only repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows." So what "fundamental NTFS inconsistencies" does it repair? I would rather just have it flip that one "do chkdsk" flag and not touch the filesystem in any other way.
Apr
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awarded  Student
Apr
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asked How to Mark NTFS filesystem dirty from *NIX/Linux?
Mar
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answered Is it a good idea to use compressed NTFS filesystem on an external harddisk?
Mar
14
answered How Often Should I Run ChkDsk?
Mar
13
answered Open source command line tools for indexing a large number of text files
Mar
13
comment How safe is it to run CHKDSK on an SSD?
"Yes, while it's true that SSDs don't have sectors, when you 'wear out' apart of your SSD, the OS reports/sees it as a "bad sector"." I don't think this is accurate. As iconiK pointed out, if the OS sees bad sectors, the drive is already dying. When a cell is unreadable by the drive controller (CRC fail), it will try to recover it using error correction codes and remap it internally which is transparent to the OS. If the controller fails doing this a read from the OS fails (-> bad sector).
Mar
13
comment ntfs bad clusters (chdsk /r)
Seems like the Microsoft documentation is incorrect: I found a zero-filled 4k block by comparing the file relocated by chkdsk with the restored one from backup (no 0xff filling). So my assumption was correct, the file is in fact corrupted.
Mar
13
asked ntfs bad clusters (chdsk /r)