How to run SFC in Windows 10

SFC which is short for System File Checker is a tool built-into Windows that allows you to scan your system files for potential damage and attempt to repair the damage. In this short tutorial we will explain how to run SFC in Windows 10.

How to Run SFC in Windows 10

1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt (Administrator) window.

2. Once command prompt is open, type the following command to run SFC in Windows 10:

3. System File Checker will now verify the integrity of every protected operating system file on your computer, this can take some time so sit back and relax.

How to Run SFC in Windows 10? How to run SFC in Windows 10 run sfc

How to Run SFC in Windows 10?

If you’re trying to run System File checker from outside Windows perhaps from the Windows Recovery Envirorment then you need to use some more parameters to get SFC running. The complete command is sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows/ The /offbootdir= parameter specifies the drive letter, while the /offwindir= parameter specifies the Windows path, c:\ is the drive letter. 

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.
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