Fix File System Error Error (–2018375670) in Windows 10 (Solved)

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The relationship between Windows 10 and errors is not hidden from anyone. When Windows 10 was first released, we were promised a lot of new features. Sure, there are tons of great new features. But the operating system is also full of bugs and glitches.

Last in the long list of Windows 10 errors is the file system error (–2018375670). This error is related to the hard drive. Several Windows 10 users reported that this error started popping up after upgrading to Windows 10. And ever since then, every time they try to open a file, this error appears on the screen.



If you are also one of those Windows 10 users who are suffering from this annoying error then there is nothing more to worry about. In this article, we will help you get rid of this error using our methods. You just have to follow the methods one by one, until the problem is solved.

How to fix the file system error (–2018375670)

Apart from disk errors, this error can also be caused by corrupted system files, outdated drivers, malware, or conflicting virus or application infections. So one by one we will try to fix this error by solving the possible reasons behind it. Run the methods until the problem is resolved.

Final report: At some point, this error can cause Windows to hang in the BSOD loop and be unable to log into your computer. So, if you are stuck in the BSOD loop as well, then you need to boot into safe mode and then follow the methods. For more information on how to boot into safe mode, go to How to start Windows 10 in safe mode. You can perform methods 5 and 6 to enter Safe Mode easily.



1. Repair damaged system files (Work method)

In the first method, we will try to fix this error by repairing damaged system files using the extension chkdsk command. Follow the steps to perform this method.

Step 1. After booting into Safe Mode, you need to open Command Prompt as an administrator. To do this, go to Cortana and type Symbol of the system in the search area. Now, right-click on Symbol of the system from the search results and select Run as administrator. When prompted with a dialog box to confirm if you want to open Command Prompt in administrator mode, select Yup button.

Step 2. Now, type the following command in the command prompt window and hit Log in.

chkdsk / f

Step 3. il chkdsk The command will search for damaged files and replace them. Since this method requires disk locking, a message may appear prompting you to execute the command during the next system restart. If so, press E.

On the next system reboot, the chkdsk command will perform its operation. This should fix the problem. If the problem persists, try the next method.

2. Check for viruses and malware

In the next method, we will look for malware and viruses. And if there are, we'll quarantine them. To perform this method, you can opt for a third-party antivirus or Windows Defender. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date, then run a full computer scan for malware and viruses. The antivirus / defender will find and fix the virus / malware if it finds any.



This method should solve the problem. If you are still encountering the error, try the following method.

3. Run System File Checker

We will check for more damaged files and try to repair them using System File Checker or SFC scan. The SFC scan is a built-in tool of Windows 10, which looks for damaged system files. If there are any damaged files on your computer, this scan fixes them. Damaged files are one of the reasons for the error. Follow the steps to perform this method.

Step 1. After booting into Safe Mode, you need to open Command Prompt as an administrator. To do this, go to Cortana and type Symbol of the system in the search area. Now, right click on Symbol of the system from the search results and select Run as administrator. When prompted with a dialog box to confirm if you want to open Command Prompt in administrator mode, select Yup button.

Step 2. The last step will open the file Symbol of the system window. Now, in the command prompt window, type the following command and press Log in.

sfc / scannow

After performing the last step, now all that remains is to wait for the command to finish its process. The process can take more than 15 minutes, so you'll need to be patient. When the SFC has finished scanning and repairing the damaged files, restart the computer.


If this method didn't work for you and you still have the error then follow the following method.

4. Perform a disk cleanup

In this method, we will try to fix the error by restoring disk health using DISM scan. DISM Scan or Deployment Image & Service Management is another built-in Windows 1st troubleshooter that finds and fixes corrupted system files. Basically, DISM fixes corrupt files which were not detected by the SFC scan or corrupt files which did not allow the SFC scan to work properly. Follow the steps to perform this method.


Step 1. After booting into Safe Mode, you need to open Command Prompt as an administrator. To do this, go to Cortana and type Symbol of the system in the search area. Now, right-click on Symbol of the system from the search results and select Run as administrator. When prompted with a dialog box to confirm if you want to open Command Prompt in administrator mode, select Yup button.

Step 2. The last step will open the Command Prompt window. Now, type the following commands in the command prompt window and hit Log in after typing each command.

DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Scanhealth DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / RestoreHealth

Step 3. Restart your computer.

4 Phase. After restarting your computer, run the SFC scan again (method 3).

This method should solve the problem. If the error persists, try the next method.

5. Reset the Windows cache

Windows cache reset is also known to fix the problem for many users. Follow the steps to perform this method.

Step 1. Open Run. To do this, right-click the file Start menu and select run.

Step 2. The last step will open the file run window. gender wsreset.exe in the Run window and click ok.

Step 3. The last step will reset the Windows cache. After that, restart your computer.

This should fix the problem. If the problem persists, follow the next method.

6. Check for Windows updates

Sometimes the barely fixable error is fixed with a small Windows update. Microsoft releases frequent Windows updates, which fix many problems. Also, if your Windows hasn't been updated for a long time, numerous problems can occur. Therefore, search for Windows Update. And if there are any pending updates, download and install them. You can access Windows Update from settings.

7. Use the default Windows 10 theme

Many users reported that nothing worked for them and simply using the default Windows 10 theme solved the problem. This can happen because unsaved themes are known to cause system file errors. So in this method we will try to fix the problem by setting Windows 10 default theme as active. Follow the steps to perform this method.

Step 1. If you can't log into your computer, boot into safe mode.

Step 2. Now, right-click on an empty space on your desktop screen and select Customize.

Step 3. A Customization window, select Temi from the left side of the window.

4 Phase. Now search Windows 10 theme and select it.

Step 5. After performing the last step, restart your computer.

This should fix the problem.

We look forward to helping you eliminate the error. If you were able to correct this error using another method or if you have any questions about the problem, mention it below in the comments.

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