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    SFCFix.txt not created in this case

    Computer: Gateway SX2110G Windows 8.1 (x64) desktop upgraded from Windows 8

    I did this Windows 8.1 upgrade from Windows 8 last week
    --- For me thatís an accomplishment as Iím not familiar with Windows 8
    --- The computer was not in good shape when I got it but I got it up and running very well
    --- When it was in its pristine condition, I created a system image and system repair disc
    --- Windows Updates wanted to automatically install Windows 8.1 and I let it do so and that went very well also
    --- Since then I have been using the computer without any problems other than what I had to learn as a Windows 8.1 newbie

    Today I ran sfc /scannow not because it appeared to be needed, but I wanted to see what it would report
    --- It reported: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations
    --- That sounds like a good thing to me especially from what Iíve researched on the Internet
    --- However, SFCFix.txt was not created on the desktop as I was expecting
    --- Is that normal in this case?

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    SFCFix.txt is the results file created by the SFCFix tool from Sysnative that you run manually.

    SFC logs its results to CBS.log.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-06-15 at 19:35.

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    If the sfc /scannow comes up clean then there's no point in looking at the CBS Log, but if it says there are files that it cannot repair then copy & paste the following command into a Command Prompt (Admin) and that will put the nitty gritty bits of the CBS log onto the Desktop.

    findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

    Edit - Apparently the forum doesn't allow you to copy & paste bits so you'll have to enter it in long hand, but I have this command in a Wordpad doc so I can copy & paste it from there.
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    Thanks for your answers. Since the report showed "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations" I'll leave well enough alone.
    I wish I would have kept the website I had found about using sfc /scannow as it indicated the SFCFix.txt is automatically created on the desktop
    --- Maybe I misunderstood it
    --- However your advice is much more valuable to me than whatever that article had

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