What to check on PC after a power outage?

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       04 Jul 2018 #11

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    It checks the integrity of the system files and repairs if possible.

    Which is different from the internal structure of files I assume? Out of curiosity, is there actually a diagnostic tool that checks for the internal structure of files?
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       04 Jul 2018 #12


    SFC compares non-configurable system files to the master copies of them that are already on your computer within parts of the C:\Windows folders. It is not specifically looking at file structures.

    I do not know of any tool that can check the internal structure of files and such a tool would have to be specific to each of the application[s] that create & edit each of the files.

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       04 Jul 2018 #13

    FSUTIL can tell you if the volume is "dirty", i.e. it requires a chkdsk /r.

    Fsutil | Microsoft Docs
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