System File Checker (sfc.exe) is a utility in Windows which is used to restore missing or corrupted system files. This article describes how to use that tool.

Repair Missing or Corrupted Files in Windows 10

Step 1. Open the command prompt with elevated privileges - click Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 2. Type in the following command and then press Enter key from keyboard.

sfc /scannow

Do not close command prompt until the verification is 100% complete. When the scan ends, the tool will replace all missing or corrupted files from cached folder %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Fix missing or broken files on Windows


How to Use System File Checker to Repair Missing or Corrupted Files in Windows 10

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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