so the other day my friend lend me his external hard drive so i could import some big files that he had on it. apparently he didn’t click on safe remove drive under windows and he disconnected the hard drive just like that. i say this because when ever i was trying to open the hard drive windows was saying that the drive still being used by another application. i couldn’t started in windows for nothing.
so i decided to move do the same thing in linux (ubuntu). apparently i was receiving the same error. after 30 minutes of trying i was getting tired and i was about to return his drive back and make him eject safely his hard drive. well… before doing that i thought… mmmnnn i wonde if there any free app that i could use in linux in order to fix this problem. guess what? YES, there is.
this app is called ntfs fix, and what it does is, fixes your ntfs drive. i installed in ubuntu using the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install ntfsfix
then after installing this app all i had to do was running the following commands:
$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdc1
$ sudo ntfs /dev/sdc1
where sdc1 is the external hard drive. then i mounted the drive and it load like a baby. well, i hope that this helps 😉