Want to run sfc /scannow


  1. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
       #1

    Want to run sfc /scannow


    Hello,
    Opened command prompt, typed in but i am told i have to be an administrator to do this, i have done this before, all was ok
    I have checked my account and it shows Administrator under my name
    Newbie here, i am baffledWant to run sfc /scannow-screenshot-1-.png
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  2. Posts : 43,366
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    The command prompt has to be run as admin. Also known as an elevated command prompt.

    Want to run sfc /scannow-1.jpg

    Can you see 'Administrator' top right?

    And you can find out how from the huge searchable Tutorials section - do have a look.. very useful.

    I've found the one on running SFC for you:
    Run SFC Command in Windows 10
    Last edited by dalchina; 26 Jul 2023 at 06:23.
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  3. WXC
    Posts : 13,170
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
       #3

    Piccy said:
    Hello,
    Opened command prompt, typed in but i am told i have to be an administrator to do this, i have done this before, all was ok
    I have checked my account and it shows Administrator under my name
    Newbie here, i am baffledWant to run sfc /scannow-screenshot-1-.png

    Run Command Prompt as Administrator

    Create Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Many thanks, having a good read up about it .
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  5. Posts : 23,772
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       #5

    Piccy said:
    Many thanks, having a good read up about it .
    Short version...


    Go to: C:\Windows\System32 ...right click cmd.exe and choose: Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).

    Then, on the Desktop, right click the new shortcut and choose: Properties > Advanced ...and put a check mark in the "Run as Administrator" box.

    Now you can pin that shortcut to your Start Menu or Taskbar. Every time you click on it... it will open an elevated (as Administrator) command prompt.
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  6. Posts : 43,366
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Shorter version:

    Want to run sfc /scannow-untitled.png
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  7. Posts : 23,772
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       #7

    dalchina said:
    Shorter version:

    Yeah. But, but... my thingy works for ALL command prompt stuffies.
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  8. Posts : 87
    Windows 10 pro version 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Ghot said:
    Short version...


    Go to: C:\Windows\System32 ...right click cmd.exe and choose: Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).

    Then, on the Desktop, right click the new shortcut and choose: Properties > Advanced ...and put a check mark in the "Run as Administrator" box.

    Now you can pin that shortcut to your Start Menu or Taskbar. Every time you click on it... it will open an elevated (as Administrator) command prompt.
    All working, many thanks to you
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  9. Posts : 43,366
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    Good. Thank you for your reply.
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  10. Posts : 23,772
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4651 (x64) [22H2]
       #10

    Piccy said:
    All working, many thanks to you


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