How to Repair File System Error with NTFS File System Repair Freeware

Tracy King updated on Sep 17, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

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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, And How?

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 Best 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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 Windows 10 is supported


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

Check Partition - Step 1

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

Check Partition - Step 2

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

Check Partition - Step 3

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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 Windows 10 is supported


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 Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

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

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

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

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 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 Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

What Else Can EaseUS File System Repair 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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