Windows 10: Copy WinSXS file to usb drive Solved


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    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063.296
       18 Aug 2015 #1

    Copy WinSXS file to usb drive


    I have two desktops - exactly same specs - Windows 10 10240. One runs SFC Scannow showing no corruption and DISM with no errors. The other has corruption but SFC can't fix and Dism can't find source files. My thinking is if I can use the 1st pc's WinSXS files to run DISM, maybe I can get the 2nd one straightened out. Problem is, when I try to copy 1st pc's WinSXS to a usb drive, it won't complete. Is there a way to do this? Also, am I on the right track overall? Appreciate any insight and help. Thanks
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2

    JohnBurns said: View Post
    I have two desktops - exactly same specs - Windows 10 10240. One runs SFC Scannow showing no corruption and DISM with no errors. The other has corruption but SFC can't fix and Dism can't find source files. My thinking is if I can use the 1st pc's WinSXS files to run DISM, maybe I can get the 2nd one straightened out. Problem is, when I try to copy 1st pc's WinSXS to a usb drive, it won't complete. Is there a way to do this? Also, am I on the right track overall? Appreciate any insight and help. Thanks
    If you have the two computers on the same WLAN or wired network, try sharing the C:\Windows\WINSXS folder on the "good" PC with "READ" for "Everyone" with a Share name of "WINSXS-Good", then open an Administrative Command Prompt on the "bad" computer and map a drive, let's use the letter "R" for "Repair" to the "good" computer, e.g.:

    net use R: \\<goodcomputername>\WINSXS-Good <-- Obviously you need to replace <goodcomputername> with the appropriate one for the "good" computer.

    Then on the "bad" computer use:

    DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /source:R:

    When that has finished, if all has gone though successfully, then run, (on the same computer):

    SFC /SCANNOW

    ...and let that complete.

    Hope that helps.

    Don't forget to go back to the "Good" Computer and stop sharing the folder/remove "Everyone" READ at a minimum.

    Cheers,

    G.
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  3. Posts : 206
    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063.296
    Thread Starter
       28 Aug 2015 #3

    G G said: View Post
    If you have the two computers on the same WLAN or wired network, try sharing the C:\Windows\WINSXS folder on the "good" PC with "READ" for "Everyone" with a Share name of "WINSXS-Good", then open an Administrative Command Prompt on the "bad" computer and map a drive, let's use the letter "R" for "Repair" to the "good" computer, e.g.:

    net use R: \\<goodcomputername>\WINSXS-Good <-- Obviously you need to replace <goodcomputername> with the appropriate one for the "good" computer.

    Then on the "bad" computer use:

    DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /source:R:

    When that has finished, if all has gone though successfully, then run, (on the same computer):

    SFC /SCANNOW

    ...and let that complete.

    Hope that helps.

    Don't forget to go back to the "Good" Computer and stop sharing the folder/remove "Everyone" READ at a minimum.

    Cheers,

    G.
    Thanks - I really appreciate your reply. I finally got this sorted out in another forum. However if it ever happens again, I am putting this in a file, to refer to, in the future. Knowing me, I'm sure it will happen again sometime. Thanks.
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