How to run Sfcscannow to replace Windows Corrupted Files?

When some of your Windows functions doesn’t work well, you must perform scan using Sfcscannow. This utility helps you retrieve corrupted files after a Windows Crash. System File Checker is built-in Windows tool that repairs and troubleshoot all of the windows errors.

You may think that how does SFC Scannow works? The answer is simple, Sfcscannow scans all your files, fetches cached files from a Compressed folder- Windows OS folder, and ultimately replace the corrupted file.

How to run scans with System File Checker?

With the command – Sfcscannow, we can easily scan for all files on Windows, run this command as mentioned-

  1. Find all the corrupted items that may hamper your Windows performance.
  2. On windows search box, type command prompt.
  3. Tap on the ‘Run as administrator’, press ‘Yes’.
  4. Thereafter, type ‘DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth’ on the platform.
  5. On fulfilment of operation, type in ‘sfc /scannow’. Go ahead by pressing ‘Enter’.
  6. Now, as the process gets over, you will get “Verification 100% complete” message.
  7. Here, type ‘Exit’ & tap ‘Enter’ key.

What is a CBS.LOG file?

The CBS.LOG file is nothing but a system file that helps to diagnose issues with Windows. It updates its info as any file is updated, downloaded or deleted. This can be found in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS directory. To read this file you click on it twice and select any text editor to open with.

Then it may comes to your mind – How often we should run the sfc command?
Perform scans on your PC using Sfcscannow monthly, as doing it daily isn’t fruitful. Because it doesn’t make any difference to do it regularly.