I was extending an ntfs partition in gparted and right in the middle of the process, power went out. Now my files can't be opened though I can still see they exist in the partition. I went to see if there was a problem of mounting in gparted but instead I found a red symbol in front of the disk name and when I try to check the partition as the warning message suggests, the checking process just freezes gparted and I am prompted with a "force quit" message. Please help me I am surely stuck.

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Use a Windows system to force a check/fix on the filesystem.

If you don't have Windows I would question why you're using NTFS at all.

  • why I use ntfs is because as I was trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu, I was unable to boot back to windows and the ntfs partition I was using was still mounted as ntfs. I assume mounting it to a different file type could cause data loss, right? Jun 13, 2023 at 15:23
  • I really need help please if you can Jun 13, 2023 at 15:23
  • My help in is in my answer. Use Windows to force a check on the filesystem. If it can't help then you'll need to restore from your backup Jun 13, 2023 at 15:31
  • but I don't have windows Jun 13, 2023 at 15:36
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    but I don't have windows AGAIN, if you don't have Windows you shouldn't be using NTFS, end of story. Jun 13, 2023 at 16:14

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