How to Fix the NTFS File System Error in Windows 11?

NTFS file system error might sound new to you but this is amongst the many errors that your hard disk can incur. If you are using external storage like a hard disk to store your data, an error can give you nightmares. An NTFS can error implies that your hard disk has been corrupted.

Once a device like a hard disk, pen drive, or even a CD is corrupted, it can lead to the deletion of all your important data. NTFS File System error in Windows 11 can arise due to many reasons some of which you might not even be aware of. Windows 11 has been around the market recently hence certain issues like these have been floating on the internet for quite long.

A few of the reasons leading to the NTFS File System error in Windows 11 are listed below for you to understand its origin.

  • An outdated hard drive drivers
  • Bad disk sectors
  • An infestation by a virus

Now, to solve this issue, there are a few methods that you can try. But make sure you attempt these at your own risk. And make a note to follow the steps carefully, as one wrong or missed step can lead to the erasure of all your valuable data.

1. Scan All Files:

To resolve the NTFS File System error in Windows 11, the easiest method you could try is by scanning all your files.

  • To start the scan, go to the search box by pressing the Windows key.
  • Type cmd in the search bar which will open the command prompt.
  • Further click on Run as Administrator. A dialogue box will appear.

  • Type the command ‘DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth’ and press Enter.
  • Once the process is complete, input the command ’sfc /scannow’ and click on Return.
  • Wait for the scanning to get completed.

Check by connecting your hard disk and accessing it, as usual, to see if the issue has got resolved.

2. Scan the Hard Disk:

Another way to troubleshoot NTFS File System error in Windows 11 is by scanning the Hard Disk itself.

  • Following the first 3 steps mentioned in Method 1, type the command ‘chkdsk /f c:’ and press Return.

  • Exit the scan and Restart your system.

Now connect your hard disk and use it normally to see if the issue still persists.

3. Anti-Virus Scan:

A virus invasion could also lead to the failure of your hard disk. To resolve an issue relating to a threat possibly incurred by a virus, an anti-virus scan is the best possible solution.

  • You will find the Windows Security icon on the system tray towards the bottom right.
  • Double click on the Windows Security option.
  • This will open the Virus and Threat Protection Window.

  • Click on the Scan option below Quick Scan.
  • Now click on the Full Scan button and then on Scan Now to start the process.

If any issue related to a virus infestation is present it will get resolved through the scan.

With any of these methods, you can resolve the NTFS File System error in Windows 11. There are other methods that can also help but these 3 are the safest that you can try yourself.

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