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NTFS: Check and Repair File Systems with FSUtil

Great discoveries usually last a lifetime. Microsoft clearly think so, since they are still using the NTFS (New Technology File System), which was originally introduced with Windows NT in July 1993. NTFS is the default file system for all current Windows versions, from Windows XP to Windows 10 and is used to organise the data on your hard drive. Unfortunately, the Windows interface doesn’t offer a tool to manage and edit the NTFS file system. There is no way to access the Master File Table (MFT), configure file system parameters, or use tools to resolve hard drive and file system errors. Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of the FSUtil command, which you can run from the Command Prompt to solve practically any NTFS problem.

Category: Issues, Troubleshooting
Issue: 2015 Issue 7 July
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Article Reference: N650