How often should I run System File Checker (sfc scannow) ?

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  1. Posts : 38,716
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #11

    Running scannow before restorehealth is useful in accessing the state of the operating system.
    For example, the first scannow may display unable to fix.
    After running restorehealth it may display found problems that were fixed.
    Then the second scannow displays found no integrity violations.

    Performing in this order gives you a better status of the computer environment as you work up computer problems.

    Most of us check the CBS and or DISM logs only when problems are not fixed by the usual commands.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #12

    I run it after every monthly update and if I'm experiencing a system problem
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  3. sewing1243's Avatar
    Posts : 68
    Windows 10/64
       #13

    I'm wondering if it is possible (or even advisable) to schedule sfc /scannow, and if yes, how often should it be done?
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1110
       #14

    sewing1243 said:
    I'm wondering if it is possible (or even advisable) to schedule sfc /scannow, and if yes, how often should it be done?
    Yes, it's possible to schedule it. But there's no point - see post #6 and most of the other posts in this thread.

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 38,716
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #15

    There are TF scrips that can be run anytime.

    Batch files for use in BSOD debugging


    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #16

    Just do it when you feel like doing it
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  7. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #17

    I also run dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth and sfc /scannow after every CU.
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  8. vgchat's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    I only run it when it feels like things aren’t working as they should.
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  9. pparks1's Avatar
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       #19

    i would only run it if something were broken. I don't use it for any type of "regular' maintenance routine.
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  10. SoFine409's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro
       #20

    It does no harm to run SFC Scannow so use it whenever you want. I run it after every update. Nearly every NET update breaks something that SFC needs to fix so I’m my view it stop problems before they become major issues.
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