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I was copying files in Linux Mint to NTFS external USB disk when I moved my laptop, probably USB connection was lost and now I got error $MFTMirr does not match $MFT. Mount error message is to use Windows to fix drive errors. However, I want to use Linux to fix that IMHO common error.

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I ran sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 (where sdb1 is the device name from error message) and it fixed the problem.

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2019 UPDATE: On some recent Linux releases, you need to install ntfs-3g utilties:

Open TERMINAL and write:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

(Or download from http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/)

And after write:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 (where sdb1 is the device name from error message)

THIS WILL RECOVER THE CORRUPTED MTF TO NORMAL and RECOVER YOUR CONTROL ON YOUR EXTERNAL DRIVE (in LINUX OS environtment).

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