How To Use System File Checker to Repair Files on Windows 10

If you notice some random errors on your Windows or while booting up there occurs some issues then there is very good chance that the System Files and Folders present  are corrupted.

Windows 10 has been pretty good in handling the files required for proper functioning compared to its older versions however the instability occurs when there is a Windows Update.

So in order to check whether your system has corrupted files Windows 10 has a built-in System File Checker which is a command-line utility that automatically scans and repairs corrupted files if present any, with a proper and stable version.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on using this service:

Implementing SFC:

  1. Click on Windows icon on bottom left-> search Command Prompt.
  2. Right Click on Command-Prompt->Select Run as Administrator also called as elevated command prompt.
  3. Now type sfc /scannow (Note that there is a space in between).
  4. Wait for the process to complete as this might take some time.

After the process gets 100% completed look in the Command Prompt screen

  • If you get a message as displayed below then there were some file errors which were detected and restored.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.

  • And if the message is displayed like the one below then there were no problems detected with the files.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

  • If message displayed is like the one below then Windows was not able to repair those files.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.

Note: If there were any repairs made by the System File Checker then Restart your device as the SFC might not prompt you to do so.

Did you notice CBS.log which is mentioned whenever errors are detected?This is a LOG file where list of all the corrupted files which were restored or not are saved.

So if you want to check the list of files here’s how you can access it , go to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. If you want to analyse the files check out on  How To analyse the Log Files created by SFC

Conclusion:

The Built-In System File Checker is one the best tools you can use to view corrupted files however if you’re not satisfied you can always try and implement the third party software available online.

 

How to unlock laptop If you forgot password

Now a days everyone has a lot of  accounts to manage and in all this, it is very normal to forget a password.

Recovering a Windows password is not an easy thing but being able to login to your machine is now easy, thanks to this tool called TunesBro WinGeeker. Obviously there are other methods(like reinstalling the OS which will result in  data loss).

However if you don’t want your data to get deleted this recovery tool can be really helpful.

Follow the steps given below to quickly recover your Windows account by creating a bootable recovery disk with USB Drive.

How to use TunesBro WinGeeker to reset Windows password :

Step 1:

Head to TunesBro WinGeeker  website and download  the software. The trial version will list all the accounts that can be recovered but to recover the account, you will have to get the paid version.

Step 2:

After installing the software, launch the application. Insert a USB disk and click on “Burn USB” button on the screen.

TunesBro WinGeeker Software

 

Step 3:

You will now have to boot from this USB disk. To do this, put this USB disk in your locked computer, restart the machine. Press Delete/F8 to enter bios option. Select the option to boot from USB drive. Save and exit.

Step 4:

After rebooting from USB, WInGeeker will be launched. The screen will show you all OSs currently installed and also list all the users for each OS. Select the OS and account combination which you want to unlock. Then click “Reset Password” and “Reboot”. Now you will be able to login to your old account without using any password. Make sure that you set a new password and write it down somewhere to avoid this in future. But then you can always use WinGeeker to get back.

Reset Windows password USing Tunesbro

Tunesbro offers 24/7 support, 100% money back guarantee and free future updates for the software. Also it supports a number of laptop brands like HP, Dell, Samsung. So it is a great tool for those users.

Copy full file path including file name from right click menu

Copy entire file path to clipboard

Copying files and folders is easy in Windows but when it comes to copying file paths with file name, it is not that user friendly. You will have to first copy the path, paste it somewhere and then append the file name to it, not so efficient..right? Those who have to deal with file paths more often would find it really irritating, specially developers and web designers.

Path Copy Copy is a small open source tool which can come handy in such situations. This small shell application will allow you to quickly copy the file path to clipboard using right click->PathCopy->Copy path and then you can paste it anywhere using ctrl + v.

Copy entire file path to clipboard

It also supports multiple path formats like short name, long name, short path, long path, web path, unix path and many other (Read more about it from here). You can enable or disable the formats from settings as per your needs. And if the path format you need is not available then you can create your custom command as well and that is something cool if you are working in different environments where path formats are different. For e.g  linux machines support forward slashes (/) whereas Windows uses backward slashes (\). So in such scenarios you can customize the output as per your needs.

Requirements

  • Any latest Windows OS , Windows XP SP2 minimum
  • .NET Framework 2.0

You can download this small free tool from the link below.

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