Before the arrival of the Windows platform as we know it today, users who had a problem with our hard drive or storage unit resorted to the chkdsk command to find and solve operational problems or corrupted files in our system. But as Windows has evolved, this simple application that works under DOS, It is no longer an efficient alternative when we have problems with a specific unit or file.
On the Internet we can find a large number of applications that allow us to solve this type of problem, but today I am going to comment on a native Windows command that avoid having to install third-party applications, as long as it gives us the results we are looking for.
I am talking about the sfc application, an application that is available through the command prompt, so we will have to access the command prompt to be able to run it. To access the command prompt we can press the combination of Win + X keys or type in the CMD search box.
Now, we will write on the command line sfc / scannow and we press enter. At that moment the system will begin to check the integrity of the hard disk in which we are, showing us the percentage of the process.
If we want to carry out this process in another unit, we just have to write the name of the unit followed by a colon, for example "d:" to change to drive d. Once we have located ourselves in that unit we will write the same command so that Windows begins to check the integrity of the system.
As the process progresses and errors or corrupted files are found, the application will fix them automatically, without having to intervene at any time. Once the process is complete, a summary of the process that has been performed will be displayed, along with the files that have been repaired.
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