Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fix Corrupted Windows 10 File(s)

Recently, I had issue with my VM which runs Windows 10 for my daily ops work. The issue was, the hosting machine kept crashing due to unknown issue, thus ungracefully shutting down my Windows 10 VM.

One time, second time, third time were fine. Finally, one day, I wasn't able to open any ZIP file. It looked like the OS lost its association with the file type .ZIP. I went to the default file type program and could not find .zip file type. I then checked my other healthy Windows 10 machine and clearly there is no .zip file type association either.

To fix this I ran:

> sfc /scannow

When the scan was completed, I checked the log file, it had:

Could not reproject corrupted file \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\\zipfldr.dll; source file in store is also corrupted

What I did next:

> DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


> sfc /scannow

and I can open ZIP files again!! :)