System File Checker question

By enviroko
Sep 11, 2008
  1. Hey all, just looking for a little understanding about how sfc works. Typically when sfc is ran you put your Windows CD in to be used as the cross check. But what happens when you have installed service packs, hot fixes, etc. that are not on the CD. How then does sfc look to see if these files have been overwritten?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    SFC operations

    SFC is worried about
    1. system file locations
    2. directory and file permissions
    3. and updates
    There's a directory created for each MS Hotfix or Update at
    and the catalogue of files modified allows the correctness to be validated
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