TLC for Your Windows Machine

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If you have a modern Windows machine (10+), this might be a habit to get into. There's a bunch of command line tools to run once a month of so to make sure your file system is tip-top and healthy.

You need to run the commands in PowerShell as Administrator. Dunno if you need help with that.

1. chkdsk
2. sfc /scannow (Do this twice if it finds or fixes anything)
3. DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
4. DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth (only if #3 finds any problems)
5. Reboot machine at this point.
6. sfc /scannow (once more, to make sure)