How to fix corrupted files in Windows 10

Windows 10 is undoubtedly Microsoft’s best optimized desktop operating system. The Redmond company has been working pretty hard to improve its own OS for years. However, that doesn’t mean that Windows 10 runs smoothly without any flaws. Your Windows files can sometime get corrupted, causing you to lose your important data.

There could be any reason for why your files get corrupted in Windows 10, ranging from viruses to hardware problems. If you are frequently experiencing the issue, we have two solutions that help you fix corrupted files in Windows 10. Before we begin, make sure you are now running Windows 10 on your machine. (The guide below may not work on older versions of Windows).

How to fix corrupted files in Windows 10 using PowerShell

Step one: First off, click on Windows button and type Powershell. After that, right-click on Windows PowerShell and hit Run as administrator from the drop-down menu

Step two: From the PowerShell window, enter the following command sfc /scannow. This will scan all the corrupted files on your machine

Step three: Once you are done, you now can fix all the corrupted files. To do this, enter the following command: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. Windows will start fixing the files (this process may take a while)

Step four: You now need to recover the files. To do this, head to Windows ISO file page and download the iOS file that corresponds to your OS version

Step five: Once the download is finished, right-click on it and select Mount. Once you are done, enter the following command into PowerShell window: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:X:\sources\install.wim:1 (make sure you replace the letter “X” with the hard drive that contains your Windows installation)

Step six: Execute the command to complete the task.

How to fix corrupted files in Windows 10 using System Restore

If the above-mentioned solution fails to work for you, try performing a system restore. Doing so will take your computer back to the previous state before your files were corrupted. Here is how.

Step one: From the Window Search bar, enter System Restore and click on Create a Restore point to proceed

Step two: Next up, click on Configure and check the box next to Turn on system protection and adjust the Max Usage level to 5-10%. Once you are done, hit Apply to complete the task.

Alternatively, you can reset your system to fix the issue. This will re-install your Windows, so it may take a while to complete. To do this, open Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and click on Get Started under Reset this PC section.

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