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Try these solutions to Fix File System Errors on Windows 10

Disk drive error such as bad sector, Corrupted system files, incorrect file execution policies or others is considered the main reason for file system error on windows 10. It could occur while opening photos, trying to run an executable file, launching a PDF file, or any type of file. And these file system errors are accompanied by numbers like File System Error -1073741819, 805305975, 2147219196, etc. If you are also struggling with a similar problem, here apply the solutions below.

Windows 10 file system error

  • If you are the first time facing this file system error we recommend restarting the system. This will fix if a temporary glitch causing the issue.
  • Temporarily disable antivirus software and try to run the application.
  • Also, run the application on a clean boot state is a good workaround to determine if any startup service conflict prevents the application to start.
  • If you are getting file system error while the open a third-party application (for example VLC media player) we recommend reinstalling the application.

Check Disk Drive Error

As discussed before the Windows 10 file system error is probably a disk drive error. And Running build-in disk check utility help detect and fix the problem with the disk drive.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • Type command chkdsk C: /f /r and press the enter key.
  • Press Y to schedule to run disk check utility on next start,
  • Close everything and restart windows to allow check disk to run
  • Wait for 100% complete the scanning process and restart windows
  • Now open the program that causing file system error, hope there is no more error.

Check disk utility

Run SFC utility

Well corrupted, missing system files also a common reason for different errors include file system error on windows 10. Run build-in system file checker utility to restore missing system files with the correct one.

  • Again open the command prompt as administrator,
  • Type command sfc /scannow and press enter key,
  • This will start scanning for corrupted missing system files,
  • If found any the sfc utility automatically restore them with the correct one,
  • Let the process complete 100% and restart windows to take effect the changes.
  • Now open the program causing file system error, hope this helps.

Run system file checker

Create a New Administrator user account

Well sometimes corrupted user profile also prevents apps to launch with different errors include windows 10 file system error. Create a new user account and open the application to check if open and running smoothly.

Create a user account using the command prompt is simple and easy.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • Type command net user /add [username] [password]
  • The next type commands new local group administrators [username] /add to add the newly created user account to the administrator group.
  • That’s all close command prompt and log off from the current user.
  • Next login with the new user account and password and open the affected application.

File system error windows 10 photo

Well if you are getting File system error 2147219196 while open images using the windows photos app. Try the above solutions still the problem is not solved then apply the solution below to reinstall the windows 10 photos app.

Re-register photos app

  • Open PowerShell as administrator,
  • Type command below and press enter key to execute
  • Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Let 100% complete the process and restart windows, check if this helps.

Reinstall Windows 10 photo app

  • open Powershell as administrator,
  • Type command Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage to remove the photos app package from your system.
  • Restart windows to completely remove the package files from your PC
  • Now open the Microsoft store app, search for and install the photos app from there.
  • Check if this helps, there is no more error while open photos.

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