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[Resolved] Win98SE System File Checker

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jackpan, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. jackpan

    jackpan Thread Starter

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    While running the System File Checker I encountered an interesting problem. Some of my current files have an older version than the previous file, yet the date of the current file is more recent. My question is this - how can a file dated June have a newer version than one dated September? In other words, which one should I be keeping as the current file, the latest date or the newer version? Thanks.

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  2. TOGG

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    I'm as confused as you when it comes to SFC. I got so flummoxed I stopped using it because of the apparently contradictory messages I was getting about 'possibly corrupt' files and their dates and versions!

    See if this article helps;http://users.westelcom.com/rogersr/sfc.htm
    If nothing else, it explains how to use SFC for what it is good at, namely replacing files from your program CD.
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    I would go by the version number not the date. I think the problem here is that some file versions are products of OEM installs that were compiled at different times. The date represents when they were compiled. If Microsoft did not do it (even though they are copyrighted by MS), then the dates can be inconsistent with other versions.
     
  4. jackpan

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    Rollin' Rog and TOGG,

    TOGG: The sfc DLL website was very helpful. Thanks.

    Rollin' Rog: The version # does appear to take higher priority than the date. Thanks again.

    We can close this baby too!



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