windows 10 file system error

Sometimes you may get file system error (-2147219196) while open photos on Windows 10 PC. Users report while opening store applications or just the store app itself, are getting a File System Error (-1073545193), Windows 10 file system error 10737 or file system error 65535.

I cannot open .jpg or .png files on my pc. They open fine when i use MS Paint to view them but when i view them in that app, a popup message with File System Error (-2147163901) appears and the picture never opens.

File System errors are usually caused by Disk Errors which can be due to bad sectors, disk integrity corruption or anything else related. Also when system files get corrupted, or updates not install properly users may face this File System Error 1073545193. If you are struggling for this problem, here are some solutions to get rid of this error.

Reasons Behind File System Errors:

  • Incompatible or outdated device drivers can lead to file system issues, especially if they interact directly with the storage subsystem.
  • Physical damage to the storage medium or logical errors within the file system structure can lead to file system errors.
  • Incompatibilities between software applications or faulty installations can cause conflicts within the file system, leading to errors.
  • Malicious software can corrupt files and disrupt the file system, causing errors and compromising system integrity.
  • Problems with the hard drive or other storage devices, such as bad sectors or failing components, can trigger file system errors.

Windows 10 file system error (-2147219196)

First of all, check and install the latest updates that may contain the bug fix for the file system error.

  1. Open settings, update & security,
  2. From Windows update click check for updates.
  3. This will download and install If there are any pending updates there.
  4. Restart Windows and open the Photos app.

Regularly update your operating system, drivers, and software to ensure compatibility and stability.

If you are getting the error while open the Microsoft Store or store apps

  • Press the Windows  + R key, Type wsreset.exe, and press Enter.
  • The WSreset tool will clean up the Store cache.
  • It may take a few minutes, so be patient.
  • After that, the Microsoft Store will be opened again and you will be able to update or install your apps once again.

Boot the system in Clean boot and check if the issue still persists. Windows Clean boot process will help you determine which third-party program/app that is causing this issue. It could be some other application or programs, which run on the computer in the background, leading to this issue.

Reset the Photos App

Resetting the Photos app will wipe the app’s cache and reset all its data to default settings.

  • Right-click the Start menu and go to “Apps and Features.
  • Next, scroll down to “ Microsoft Photos” in the list and click it,
  • then click the “Advanced Options,” link, and in the next window click “Reset.”

This will wipe all data from the Photos app, including any saved image presets or settings you may have had, and get it back to its original state. check if the problem is solved.

Reset photos app

Uninstall Windows Photo and Reinstall

Type PowerShell on start menu search right-click on the first result and select run as administrator.

Now Type Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage, and press Enter to remove the photos app package.

Remove Photos app

Click here to download PsExec from the official Microsoft Docs website. Click Download PsTools link from the website

The downloaded file will be in zip format. Right-click the file and select Extract files

Select the appropriate location D: drive and extract the files.

Now open the command prompt as administrator

d:\tools\PsExec.exe -sid c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

Microsoft Photos CMD PsExec

Now, a new Command Prompt window will open up. In that new window, type in,

rd /s “C:\Program


You will now get a confirmation prompt. Type and hit Enter.

This will now delete all the contents of your Microsoft Photos app folder named as –Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2018.18051.17710.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.

Note: The Windows Photos App version number will differ for you.

Now restart Windows and open Microsoft Store and Search for Microsoft Photos to install it on your computer.

Download Microsoft photos app

Re-register Windows apps

If the above solution doesn’t work for you, then try to reinstall all the UWP apps on your computer by following the steps below.

Open PowerShell as administrator and execute the command below

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Re register default Windows apps Windows 10

After complete the command, restart Windows and check there is no more file system error while opening the photos app.

Check corrupted system files

Again sometimes corrupted, missing system files cause a different error while opening Windows apps. Run the system file checker utility that scans and restores missing corrupted system files with the correct one.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • Type sfc /scannow and press enter to execute the same

system file checker utility Windows 10

  • This will start scanning for missing corrupted system files.
  • If found the SFC utility automatically replaces them with the correct ones from a compressed folder located %WinDir%\System32\dllcache
  • Wait until 100% complete the scanning process,
  • After that restart Windows, and check there is no more error while open the photos app or Windows store.

In addition Use reputable antivirus software to scan for and remove malware that could be causing file system issues.

Check the Hard disk for errors

For most of the users After performing the above steps the file system error is solved. But still, if you are getting the error then you must check your hard for Errors. Bed sectors on Hard disk can cause a number of problems and file system error is one of them. so we recommend to run the Windows chkdsk command to check and repair Hard disk errors.

Open Command prompt as administrator,

Type chkdsk c: /r /r and press the enter key to execute the command.

check disk for errors windows 10

When it prompts “Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”. Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer. After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors.

During this scanning and repairing process, this command utility check hard disk errors, bad sectors. If anything this tool tries to repair itself or If this is unable to fix the error itself then this will notify you when is the problem caused. So You should try to fix them.

Always Properly shut down your system to prevent abrupt power loss, which can lead to file system corruption. In addition, Use diagnostic tools provided by your hard drive manufacturer to identify and address any hardware-related problems.

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Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.


  1. Tried everything, but at the end, it was the Windows License Manager Service. It mustn’t be deactivated. Change the service to manual or automatic.

  2. d:\tools\PsExec.exe -sid c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe




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