Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Does Sfc /scannow append new entries to CBS.Log?

19 Aug 2017   #1

win7pro 64bit
Does Sfc /scannow append new entries to CBS.Log?

It seems to me that the well known command

sfc /scannow .....

appends all logmessages to a possibly already existing CBS.LOG file rather than create a new logfile.

Is this correct?

So if I want to have a fresh logfile just with the results from the last sfc run I have to manually delete the exiting CBS.LOG file.

Can I somehow tell sfc to create a new logfile (e.g. CBS20170813.log) instead of appending it to the exisitng one?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Sfc appends the new results to the CBS.log file. I do not think there is a way to not append.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Does Sfc /scannow append new entries to CBS.Log?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Help, deleted all of the bcd entries
Hi. I have a problem, I do not understand the bcdedit too well. I had wanted to remove a boot choice where I had removed a drive. My system had 4 drives with identical copies of Win 7 Pro on each one. I thought msconfig would make this easier...deleting the empty entry, but it still returned. So...
General Discussion
Filename append with number on copy to same folder?
I rebuilt my system and lost one functionality. When I copy a file, say a "Text.txt", using Explorer to the same folder, I get a new file named "Text - Copy.txt." Before I rebuilt, I would get "Text_2.txt." If I pasted again, I used to get "Text_3.txt." I checked another Windows 7 system and it...
General Discussion
Why are the pre-set static ARP entries?
When viewing my arp table ('arp -a'). There are all the computers on my lan. But there are also a few static entries. I attached a screen shot of it. Why are there arp table entries for,, etc. and what are they for?
Network & Sharing
Multiple Reg Entries Into One
As the title depicts, I am attempting to create a single reg file for multiple entries. Like an "All In One" if you will. As a trial run, the reg file will only modify my systems extention icons. Upon merging the reg I recieve an error dialog stating something to the extent of "Not all data was...
Registry Entries
A few days ago, I wanted to try out WinAmp. So I installed it. But I decided to stick with Windows Media Player. Now recently I noticed that (altough WinAmp is uninstalled) there are still a lot of registry entries of winamp... I attached a screenshot to make it more clear.. Are they ok? And can...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App