When you try to open some applications on your Windows 10/11, you may receive the file system error (-2147219200) message. This post from MiniTool teaches you how to get rid of the error message.

Some Windows 11/10 users report that they encounter the file system error (-2147219200). The following is a user’s feedback:

I can't open my start menu, and I can't seem to access my taskbar, or many of my apps. When I tried to open one of my apps this popped up "file system error (-2147219200)". Any advice on this?                                                              -from Microsoft.com

Bad sectors, corrupt files, incorrect document execution policies, and other reasons are considered to be the main causes of all file system errors. Error messages are often followed by numbers, e.g. 2147219196, 805305975, 2144927436, etc.

These errors can appear at any time, such as when opening a photo, trying to run an executable recording, launching a PDF, or any type of recording. Now. let’s see how to get rid of the file system error (-2147219200).

How to Fix File System Error (-2147219200)

Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is a practical built-in tool that enables you to detect and fix errors related to corrupted updates or other Windows issues. So, you can try running the troubleshooter to fix the 2147219200 error code. Here’s a tutorial.

Step 1: Press Win + I to open the Settings window, and then select System from the left vertical menu and click on Troubleshoot from the right menu.

Step 2: Click Other troubleshooters to expand all troubleshooters, and then click Run next to the Windows Update section.

run the Windows Update troubleshoot

Step 3: Now, this troubleshooter will scan issues associated with the Windows Update components. If any fixes are identified, click on Apply this fix and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the repair. Then, you can check if the file system error (-2147219200) has gone.

Method 2: Run Run Chkdsk

Then, you can run chkdsk to get rid of the file system error (-2147219200). The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1: Type cmd in the Search box and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2: Once the elevated command prompt window opens, type chkdsk /f /x and press the Enter key.

check the disk

Step 3: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete this operation. After that, you can restart your computer and see if the file system error (-2147219200)has been fixed or not.

Method 3: Run an SFC or DISM Scan

Another common cause for file system error (-2147219200) is related to your system files. To scan and repair your system files, you can try running an SFC (System File Checker) or DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Type cmd in the search box on the taskbar, and then right-click the Command Prompt app and select Run as administrator.

Step 2: Type sfc /scannow command in the elevated command prompt. This process may take you much time to scan, please wait patiently.

run SFC

Step 3. If the SFC scan doesn’t work, you can try running the command below in the elevated Command Prompt window.

  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Once done, reboot your PC and check if the error code 2147219200 gets fixed.

Method 4: Update Device Drivers

If you stumble across this error on any device using Windows, it might be a good idea to try updating your tool drivers. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: You can click Start and type device manager. Select the top best-match result to open Windows Device Manager.

Step 2: Next you can double-click the device category and select the device which you want to update its driver. Then right-click the chosen device and click Update driver option.

Step 3: After that, you can choose Search automatically for updated driver software option, and Windows will search your computer and the Internet for the latest driver software for your device. If there is a newer update, Windows Device Manager will download and install the newer driver to your Windows 10 computer.

Method 5: Install the Latest Windows Update Version

On the one hand, the file system error -805305975 may occur because of an outdated version of Windows. On the other hand, Microsoft keeps releasing new updates to add some new features and offer patches to the known bugs in previous versions. Hence, installing the latest Windows update version is recommended when you receive the file system error (-805305975).

Here’s how to do that.

Step 1: Open Settings by pressing Windows and I keys, and then click Update & Security tab.

Step 2: Check the status of Windows Update in the right side of the next window. If it is Updates are available, go to the official website of Microsoft to download and install the latest Windows version.

Tip: Sometimes, you will see “Check for updates” under the Windows status section. Then, click it directly to download and install the latest Windows version.

Step 3: After that, open your photos again to see if the error is fixed. If not, try the following methods immediately.

Method 6: Reset the Computer

You can also try to reset your computer without losing personal files to solve the file system error (-2147219200). There is a feature of Windows 11/10 called Reset This PC which can help you to choose to keep your personal files or remove them and then reinstall Windows 11/10.

Now, the detailed operations are as follows.

Step 1: Right-click Start, choose Setting, then go to Update & Security.

Step 2: Next, choose Recovery in the left panel and click Get started under Reset this PC section.

Step 3: In the next popup window, you will see two options. If you want to reset your computer without losing data you can choose Keep my Files.

you will see two options

Tip: If you are using Windows 10 20H1 and later versions. , you will see the cloud download and local reinstall options in the next window. To get more details, refer to this post - Cloud Download vs Local Reinstall: Differences on Win 10/11 Reset.

Step 4: After things get ready, you will see a popup window that reminds you that which programs will be removed. And you need to click Next to continue.

Step 5: In the next popup window, you need to click Reset to continue to reinstall your Windows 10 without losing personal files.

Method 7: Check File System by MiniTool Partition Wizard

If the above methods are not effective, you can also use a kind of free professional partition management software since it even can help you to check and fix the error. It is MiniTool Partition Wizard specializing in optimizing partition and disk use.

With its various features, it can handle all kinds of partition and disk matters. For example, it can help you to convert MBR to GPT without data loss and to clone hard drive to SSD.

As to checking the file system, MiniTool Partition Wizard is competent and it is very easy to operate. Next, we will introduce how to check file system by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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Now, we will introduce how to check the file system in detail.

Step 1: Install this free software and launch it to enter its main interface.

Step 2: Selected the C partition and choose Check File System from the left panel or from the context menu.

choose Check File System

Step 3: In the next popup window, you can see two options. You can choose either based on your own needs. Then click Start to continue.

Check only. (Do not fix detected errors) helps check the errors of file system.
Check & fix detected errors helps to check as well as repair errors of file system.

two options

Step 4: Then you will see a warning message and click Yes to continue. Next, click Cancel to return to the main interface.

After that, you can restart your computer and try to check whether file system error (-2147219200) is solved.

Back up Your System

After fixing the file system error, it is advised to back up your PC. PC backup and recovery can guarantee minimized system downtime. Also, you can choose to back up your data regularly to keep files safe.

To do this work, MiniTool ShadowMaker is a good assistant that can be compatible with Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7. With it, you can back up and restore files, folders, disks, partitions, and Windows systems. Besides, you can use it to clone your hard drive and sync files.

This backup software offers a Trial Edition that allows a 30-day free trial for all backup features. If you want to use it permanently, get its Pro Edition. Now you can download and try MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up your system.

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Step 1: Launch MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition on your Windows.

Step 2: Go to the Backup interface, you can see system partitions are selected as the backup source. If you need to back up files, click Source > Folders and Files to select items you want to back up.

Step 3: You only need to click Destination to choose a path to save the system image file.

Step 4: Click Back up Now to execute the backup task at once.

click Back up Now

After that, you are advised to click Tools > Media Builder to create a bootable medium with a USB hard drive, USB flash drive, or CD/DVD disc.

Bottom Line

This post illustrates the top 7 methods to troubleshoot the file system error (-2147219200). With detailed steps and screenshots, you can carry out them with ease. Choose one from the given options based on your demand to resolve the error code 2147219200 now!

You can share your ideas on file system error (-2147219200) in the comment area below. For any questions about MiniTool software, please send us an email via [email protected].

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