Running System File Checker

Issue/Question

How do I run System File Checker (SFC)?

Environment

  • Windows Vista +

Cause

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

Resolution

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  3. The system scan will then start. This process will take some time.

Details

Article ID: 1907
Created
Mon 11/23/15 6:03 PM
Modified
Fri 7/23/21 1:34 PM