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How To Fix Missing System Files Errors In Windows 7



This user guide was written to help you when you receive Windows 7 system file missing error message.






What Is A System File?

As a name, a system file is more than an important part of the system. Usually thisThe part of the operating system used for its basic operations. And it’s in oneSystem A folder like System32, which cannot be deleted even withAuthorization. The goal is to protect system files from accidental deletion.

Windows system files allow your computer to function normally. If it is damaged ormissing, your computer will not function properly.

Recover System Files In Windows 7

Step 1. Type Command Prompt in the Start Menu Search box, then press Ctrl Shift Enter to launch Command Prompt with administrator rights. Otherwise, go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.


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Step 2. Click Yes when prompted in the User Account Control (UAC) field.

Step 3. With a command prompt open, type sfc / scannow and press Enter. This command checks the integrity of protected system files and restores them in case of problems.


Step 4. The process may take several minutes. When you’re done, you can close command line.



You can also just type sfc at the command line to learn more about sfc commands.

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How do I find missing files in Windows 7?

To check if a specific Windows system file is missing, then save or restore it:
  1. Right-click Start> select Browse or Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to.
  3. Scroll to the appropriate Windows System32 or SysWOW64 folder to find the suspicious file (see Note on Hidden Files below).

How do I scan a missing system file?

  1. On the desktop, press the Win X key combination and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
  2. When prompted for User Account Control (UAC), click Yes. When the blinking cursor appears, type: SFC / scannow and press Enter.
  3. The System File Checker runs and checks the integrity of the system files.