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Windows 7: How to open Windows cbs.log files ?

01 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
How to open Windows cbs.log files ?

After running scannow in boot/cmd mode...I received an error message saying some files were repaired...they are listed in cbs.logs

When I try to open cbs.logs...I get the error reported in attached jpg.

How or what do I change in permissions to allow me to open the file...I have administrator status on this one user Win 7 Pro 32bit machine ?

Thanks...TRinAZ



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01 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello TRinAZ,

Normally your would copy the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log file to your desktop, then open it in notepad to view it.

However, you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to make it a lot easier to only view the SFC result details from within the CBS.log.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I love it Brink. I always wanted to know how to do that.
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03 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TRinAZ,

Normally your would copy the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log file to your desktop, then open it in notepad to view it.

However, you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to make it a lot easier to only view the SFC result details from within the CBS.log.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks as always...still have two issues tho...

1) When I open command prompt as administrator and paste the link - findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt - I get the sfcdetails.txt file but it's empty..?..have tried the process three times but still get empty file ?

and 2) The original boot disk cmd run of sfc gave me the warning that a couple files couldn't be repaired...but when I open the cbs.log file on the desktop...I have no idea what I am looking for ?

What key words should I use to search the attached cbs.log to find out what how many files and which ones need to be manually repaired ?

Thanks...TRinAZ


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File Type: log CBS.log (417.1 KB, 178 views)
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03 Sep 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

TRinAZ,

Since you only ran SFC at boot, there would be no entiries made into the CBS.log. That's all.

Run the SFC command from a elevated command prompt inside Windows 7 first, then create a new sfcdetails.txt report.
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05 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

OK...ran from desktop and now have the file...but...when I open the cbs.log file on the desktop...I have no idea what I am looking for ?

What key words should I use to search the attached cbs.log to find out what and/or how many files were repaired and which ones need to be manually repaired ?
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05 Sep 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to make it a lot easier to only view the SFC result details from within the CBS.log to see what files were not able to be repaired.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you like upload the sfcdetails.txt file, and I'll be happy to take a look at it.
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06 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to make it a lot easier to only view the SFC result details from within the CBS.log to see what files were not able to be repaired.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you like upload the sfcdetails.txt file, and I'll be happy to take a look at it.
Unfortuantely...the new scan shows no error/fixes. The only file I have now is the original cbs.log previously uploaded at:
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-files-cbs.log

I know there were some files repaired and I think some that said they couldn't be repaired...

If the cbs.log is too large to mess with...I'll understand

Thanks
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06 Sep 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Trinaz,

There are not any SFC results (SR) in your cbs.log file above. Looks like there was nothing that needed to be fixed.
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