Does somebody know if there is something like/similar to the typical Windows chkdsk or scandisk utilities (to check NTFS drives, of course) into Linux (Ubuntu)?

Which? Where? How?


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Yes. Run:

ntfsfix /dev/sdxx

This command comes from ntfsprogs.

Do be warned (from the man page):

ntfsfix is a utility that fixes some common NTFS problems. ntfsfix is NOT a Linux version of chkdsk. It only repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows.

(emphasis mine)

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