I have usb drive, when It's mounted it show as this:

/dev/sdc1 on /media/kuba/JCUBIC2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)

And I have write/read errors when opening one directory, so I've unmounted it and run:

fsck -t ntfs /dev/sdc1

but got version number:

fsck from util-linux 2.28.2

How can I use fsck to fix the usb drive? I'm using Xubuntu without installed any additional packages regard fsck. Do I need to install any package to use fsck with ntfs?

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    On a side note: trying to fix NTFS filesystems on anything else than Windows is a bad idea. May 28, 2017 at 15:40

1 Answer 1


Found a similar question and answer here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/86086/fsck-cant-find-fsck-ntfs

That answer is for Ubuntu, but many packages in Xubuntu is of the same name (and same function/files provided) as Ubuntu, so you can give it a try: install ntfsprogs and create symlinks:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ntfsfix /sbin/fsck.ntfs
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ntfsfix /sbin/fsck.ntfs-3g

fsck itself would call relevant programs for each filesystem type (ntfs here).

Same as the side note in the comment: personally I don't recommend fixing an NTFS partition in systems other than Windows.

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