Results for sfc /scannow

Is there a "switch" that can be used with sfc /scannow that will save the result in a text file - preferably in a location and name selected by the user.

The available documentation indicates that the results from sfc /scannow should be saved to either "sfcdetails.txt" or "CBS.log".

I have been unable to find a file called "sfcdetails.txt".

The "CBS.log" file contains numerous entries, most of which are probably irrelevant but some of which might be helpful. Microsoft have a detailed document on "How to Analyse the CBS.log". Regrettably this was last updated for Vista, so although the information might still be applicable I am reluctant to accept that the information is still accurate - a lot has happened to Windows since the days of Vista.

The "CBS.log" file is also not specific to a particular scan. It tends to accumulate lots of data over a period, only a small part of which might be relevant to the results of a current scan.

T.

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Hi! Here's what Microsoft says about a log!!
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833#CBS%20log
Hi Gary, thanks for your reply, apologies for the late response, somehow I missed your post...... its those gremlins again...

The problem with Microsoft's instructions is that there is no way you could tell a non-techy to do that.

It would have been very convenient if the sfc utility had a simple switch to create a user-defined .txt file, which the user could then attach to an email for a techy to review.

But thanks again for the more current link - better than the one I found which related to Vista.

T.
Hi! Tabval. I have never tried to save the sfc /scannow log. I have never found any problems. When I tried the Microsoft procedure, it just opened me up to a blank clip board. I will do some more research.
The chkdsk log is much easier found. Here's link for that.
https://askleo.com/how_do_i_see_the_...t_ran_on_boot/
Hi Tabval! Here's another link. It may be the same as Microsoft?? It's the best I can come up with for now!!
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to...indows-7-vista
Gary, thanks for that last link. That is actually a well-written article and one that I will read more carefully later today...

T.

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