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In the event of sfc /scannow failing to repair files, will running program SFCFix resolve the matter ?

I am well aware of the other checks -

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


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In the event of sfc /scannow failing to repair files, will running program SFCFix resolve the matter ?

 

Its difficult to say! the SFCFix auto-fix capabilities are limited...


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You will execute Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command to repair files within component store, which SFC command use it to repair corrupted system files.

 

You can also use Windows 10 install.wim or install.esd image files to repair component store files if the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command cannot repair component store files.

 

In this video, i will guide you on how to resolve "The source files could not be found" dism error message.

 


Edited by FreeBooter, 23 September 2022 - 08:17 AM.

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You will execute Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command to repair files within component store, which SFC command use it to repair corrupted system files.

 

You can also use Windows 10 install.wim or install.esd image files to repair component store files if the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command cannot repair component store files.

 

In this video, i will guide you on how to resolve "The source files could not be found" dism error message.

 

 

Sounds like major surgery. Is SFCFix no use ?


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The SFCFix can automatically fix some of the files, but when it cannot, you need to provide the corrupted files.

 

Once the scan has been completed, a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results. A text file will open, showing you the results. In a perfect world, it will tell you what file was corrupted and that it was fixed. If you don't see the words FIXED/REPAIRED, then it did not fix the problem.


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The SFCFix can automatically fix some of the files, but when it cannot, you need to provide the corrupted files.

 

Once the scan has been completed, a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results. A text file will open, showing you the results. In a perfect world, it will tell you what file was corrupted and that it was fixed. If you don't see the words FIXED/REPAIRED, then it did not fix the problem.

 

Thank you  :spoton:

Will Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth do a better job ?


Edited by John Bull, 26 September 2022 - 03:37 AM.

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The SFCFix can automatically fix some of the files, but when it cannot, you need to provide the corrupted files.

 

Once the scan has been completed, a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results. A text file will open, showing you the results. In a perfect world, it will tell you what file was corrupted and that it was fixed. If you don't see the words FIXED/REPAIRED, then it did not fix the problem.

 

Thank you  :spoton:

Will Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth do a better job ?

 

Better in what way, it's the easy option that included in Windows 10/11 you can always use SFCFix tool when you have problem with Dism tool.


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The SFCFix can automatically fix some of the files, but when it cannot, you need to provide the corrupted files.

 

Once the scan has been completed, a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results. A text file will open, showing you the results. In a perfect world, it will tell you what file was corrupted and that it was fixed. If you don't see the words FIXED/REPAIRED, then it did not fix the problem.

 

Thank you  :spoton:

Will Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth do a better job ?

 

Better in what way, it's the easy option that included in Windows 10/11 you can always use SFCFix tool when you have problem with Dism tool.

 

 

Thank you for your help - I am ultra-cautious because I fear a Windows seize-up if these SFC commands fail and I rely on my computer daily.


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You are very welcome!


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