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Windows 7: Possible to use SFC in a check or query mode only ?

16 Sep 2011   #1
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Possible to use SFC in a check or query mode only ?

I know that I can use SFC in an active mode SFC /scannow where it will replace files in an effort to correct problems BUT I would like to just have it run an integrity check instead without it taking actions. Suggestions.


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16 Sep 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try sfc /verifyonly
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16 Sep 2011   #3
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Golden!!!!

Also another question I see that there is an option for using "chkdsk /p" I tried to look for more information about this function but there is very scant information about it even on MS Tech Net....can you explain how it works. I assume that from what I read it is also just a check and not a repair or replace. correct.
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16 Sep 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

/p? I've never seen that one.

Just a standard chkdsk performs a check only.

Regards,
Golden
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16 Sep 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

take a look at this tutorial on SFC. Go down to option 2 and it will explain it.
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16 Sep 2011   #6
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

@essenbe:

Thanks for the tut direction ...still does anyone know more about chkdsk /p? Even the tut here does not mention it but it does exist as a function, at least it did with XP and Vista.
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16 Sep 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

sorry, I've never heard of it.
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17 Sep 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

CHKDSK /p and CHKDSK /f - XP Command Line & Recovery console

/p is redundant it would seem. Largely used pre-Vista by the looks of it.
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