Windows 10 corrupted files can be fixed easily by running sfc scannow in windows command prompt, sometime sfc scannow will not be able to fix corrupt and to fix corrupted files you need to restore health and fix or you can alternatively use system file checker tool which does the same, let’s see how to run sfc scan in windows 10 and fix corrupted files in windows 10.
How to fix windows 10 corrupted files
Step 1: Press windows button + R -> Open command prompt and Run as administrator.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow and press enter.
Step 3: Now your windows 10 will scan your computer and automatically fix all the corrupted files on your computer.
Note: It will scan and fix windows 10 corrupted files if windows cannot fix this issue with sfc scannow follow steps below:
Step 4: If your windows cant fix then it will display 100% scan completed and found corrupted files but unable to fix some of them.
Step 5: To fix windows 10 corrupted files you need to perform more troubleshoot methods to fix and check the log file.
Step 6: In command prompt type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter
Step 7: Now your computer health will be restored by cleaning up unnecessary files and downloads necessary files if any files get corrupted in your computer and it may takes lot of time, don’t worry, it depends on your system configuration and corrupted files and will show you amount of progress completed
Step 8: Once your windwos 10 computer is done with restored operation successfully completed, Run again sfc /scannow and press enter.
Step 9: Your sfc /scannow in command prompt will run successfully and will display a message saying, Windows system found corrupted files and successfully repaired them and for more details you can check the log details path.
Step 10: Now your all corrupted files are repaired successfully.
sfc found corrupt files unable to fix windows 10:
If your windows 10 sfc scan is unable to fix the issue then you need to use few other commands before performing sfc scannow, and the command you need to run in your windows 10 command prompt is DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.
What causes corrupt files in Windows 10?
There are many reasons for corrupting files in windows 10 and few of the main reasons are like power issues – sudden power disconnected which cause computer to glitch, updating drives, not shutting down windows 10, mismatched versions and etc.
It may take upto 30 minutes or more depending up on windows corrupted file.