InMotion Hosting Support Center

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run the Windows 10 File checker tool. This will find and fix broken Windows files, and is included in Windows 10.

Run the System File Checker Tool

  1. Login to Windows 10.
  2. Click the Search button on the bottom left, and type command prompt.
  3. When you see the Command Prompt program listed, Right-click it, then click Run as administrator. See the steps outlined below:
    Windows 10 elevated cmd
  4. When the command prompt box comes up type the following then click Enter:
    sfc /scannow

    The System File Checker will then begin running:
    sfc command run

    You are finished when you see a completed message. It will also tell you if it found any integrity violations.
    sfc cmd complete

Congratulations, now you know how to run the Windows 10 File checker tool!

Was this article helpful?

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Forum Login

You are NOT logged in. You can still browse our Support Center.

To participate within our Community Support Forum:

n/a Points
2018-12-30 9:18 pm

Very useful. Easy to follow instructions - worked like a charm - well done and thank you!

3,820 Points
2019-01-01 7:07 pm
You're welcome. Thanks for your feedback!
n/a Points
2018-11-03 8:09 pm

Simple and easy thank you sir :)

n/a Points
2016-12-18 1:00 am
  1. Clear and precise no-nonsense instructions.  Easy to understand.
  2. Good and helpful screen shots with magnifying tool to help read the text and bold red arrows to point out every step clearly.
  3. Most important of all, IT WORKS.
  4. THANK YOU !!!

Post a Comment

Email Address:
Phone Number:

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

4 Questions & Comments

Post a comment

Back to first comment | top

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!