NTFS (New Technology File system) is the file system that provides Windows 10 an amazing feature of storing as well as retrieving files from Hard Disk. This feature allows the system to revert to the previous condition in case of any system failure.
But here the question that is common among many of us, “Can we repair NTFS files system?” The answer is yes, it has many built-in features for self-recovery and additionally there are different ways to repair NTFS. But before knowing about them we need to understand the reasons for data corruption in NTFS.
Following might be the reasons for NTFS file system corruption:
To repair NTFS file system on Windows 10, let’s use the built-in startup repair available in Windows 10. This allows us to detect and resolve the errors preventing windows to start normally. Below are some simple steps to follow initially:
Before formatting a corrupt partition, it is always important to take a backup to avoid any kind of data loss.
As there is a data backup available, you can go ahead and follow the below process to repair raw partition to NTFS.
When the NTFS partitions are damaged or failed, the internal built-in functions can barely help to resolve and make them work properly. To recover data from the corrupt NTFS file system you can use recovery tools like the Recoverit Data Recovery tool.
Step 1: Launch Recoverit on your Computer
Step 2: Select a location
Select the location on your computer from where the data has been lost following the below steps:
Step 3: Scan the selected location
Recoverit will start an auto scan of the selected location. Generally, this scan time may differ from minutes to hours based on the size of the files available in the location.
Step 4: Preview and Recover Files
Recoverit allows you to preview the files before you recover them. This comes with a preview interface that pops up after clicking on the preview button available under the image in right hand side. This interface allows you to view your file on full screen, zoom in and zoom out.
After seeing the preview, you can click on “Recover” button available under the preview to get that file back to your computer.
After recovering data following the above mentioned steps, make sure to store them in safe locations like external storage devices.
Yes, it is clear that we can repair NTFS file system by above mentioned solutions like using "chkdsk" command and raw partition to NTFS using data management. We also understood the reasons for the corruption of NTFS which will help us to better analyze the condition.
If none of the solutions helps you to recover lost data, Recoverit Data Recovery is highly recommended as it is the user friendly and easy to use interface that allows you to scan the computer, get the files that need to be recovered and ensure that the files are recovered back to the Computer and stored in a safe place.