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Monday, October 1, 2018

1940. Identify missing/corrupt files.

How can I find missing or corrupt files on my Windows computer?

Many computer problems are caused by corrupted system files. If your Windows 10 installation is corrupted, you’ll encounter instability issues and all sorts of other problems. Fortunately, there are few ways to fix corrupted/missing system files on Windows 10.

So if you are experiencing these types of problems you should try some of these tools.

There is a link on the blog to take you to details on these tools, but we will discuss two commands to try before throwing your computer in the trash.

Press the Windows key + X.  This will open the Menu for tools.  Choose Command Prompt (admin).  Then enter SFC /SCANNOW

This will scan the disk and possibly fix corrupted files.  But not all files can be fixed this way.

You can also run a chkdsk /f command that will attempt to fix disk problems.  This command may require you to reboot so it can run the program before Windows starts up.  This can take some time so be prepared to have your computer down for at least 1 hour.

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