How to open Windows cbs.log files ?


  1. Posts : 477
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #3

    I love it Brink. I always wanted to know how to do that.
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  4. Posts : 477
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Brink said:
    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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  5. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 477
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 477
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Brink said:
    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:
    https://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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  9. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    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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