I ran sfc /scannow

Get the message

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag.

Looking at the log file generated I couldn't really see anything that jumped out at me as a corrupt file. But then again...the file is quit large 15,425 KB.

What keyword exist that I can search on to find what files were corrupt?


Microsoft has published instructions for this:


Open a elevated command prompt and run this command:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

That creates the sfcdetails.txt on the desktop with the informationen.

If the information is no longer available in the current CBS log file, you must adapt the command to the previous log file that is in the specified folder.

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  • Ok...from the article: The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. I guess that would be really helpful...but in my case I was really curious as to what files were fixed. I did gleam from the doc that I should have run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth first. I checked the log file for '[SR]" and it basically says 00000006 [SR] Verifying 1 components 00000007 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction 00000008 [SR] Verify complete – Chris Catignani yesterday

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