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Repair Error with NTFS File System Repair Freeware

Updated by Roxanne on Dec 13, 2021
Written by Tracy King

how to repair ntfs file system

Check the Partition for File System Error with Built-in NTFS RepairTool:

First of all, you can right-click the corrupted NTFS partition in Windows File Explorer.

  1. Step 1. Right-click the corrupted NTFS partition
  2. Step 2. Go to "Properties" > "Tools", click "Check" under "Error Checking".

This option will check the selected partition for file system error. Then, you can read on to get other additional help on NTFS repair.

Why Need to Repair NTFS File System?

When the file system on a hard drive partition, external hard drive, USB or SD card, etc devices become RAW or your storage devices file system has errors, you won't be able to use the device for saving data anymore. Of course, you will also not be able to access saved data on the hard drive, USB or SD, etc.

If your devices or storage media devices are having the below symptoms or problems, you'll need to get the file system repaired:

  1. 1. The hard drive partition shows 0 bytes.
  2. 2. Storage devices become inaccessible.
  3. 3. RAW error;
  4. 4. Storage devices become undetectable or unrecognizable;
  5. 5. Windows system has boot error etc.

So how to get these problems solved? Professional NTFS file system repair software can help. Is it possible to find a free NTFS file system repair software? 

Download the Free NTFS File System Repair Software

So how to repair file system error on your system hard disk, hard drive partition, or USB/SD card? Best free NTFS file system repair software - EaseUS Partition Master Free will do.

It allows you to repair file system error on storage devices and restore/convert file system on hard drive partition/USB/SD etc devices to NTFS with simple clicks.

1. How to Restore and Repair NTFS File System

You can free download it here now and follow below tutorial steps to repair the NTFS file system with ease now:

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Advanced" > "Check File System".

choose Check Partition

Step 2. In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

check the pop-up instructions

Step 3. The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it complets, click "Finish".

finish partition check

After this, you can convert and reset the file system in hard drive partition, USB, or external hard drive into NTFS by formatting.

2. How to Convert File System to NTFS by Formatting

If you need to format an external storage device like an SD card, USB, or external hard drive, connect it to your PC first.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format External Hard Drive/USB/SD Card - 1

Step 2. Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format External Hard Drive/USB/SD Card - 2

Step 3. In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format External Hard Drive/USB/SD Card - 3

Step 4. Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format External Hard Drive/USB/SD Card - 4

What Else Can Freeware Do for You

Excepting repairing the file system, what else can this software do? Here is a brief list and if you have one of the below-listed problems, let this freeware help you then:

  • Resize and move partition;
  • Delete, merge, restore partition;
  • 4K alignment SSD;
  • Hide/unhide partition;
  • Copy or create partition etc.

If you need to migrate OS to SSD/HDD or upgrade the hard disk into a bigger one, you may upgrade this NTFS file system repair software into a pro version to gain the capacity and execute more advanced operations to manage your hard disk, storage devices then.

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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