File System error can be problematic and it can interfere with your everyday work. However, there’s a way to fix this problem, and today we’ll show you how to do it properly.

File System error (-2018375670) may appear on Windows 10 for one of several reasons. Corrupt or mismatched system files, malware infection, conflicting applications or outdated drivers could be the reasons behind this error.

In this article we look into some of the ways to resolve this error.

Fix File system error (-2018375670) with these solutions

  1. Run the chkdsk command
  2. Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system
  3. Try DISM scan
  4. Use the System File Checker tool
  5. Set Windows 10 theme to default
  6. Change sound scheme of your PC
  7. Reset Windows Store cache
  8. Run Windows Update
  9. Preform a System Restore

Solution 1 – Run the chkdsk command

The first solution is the simplest. You can try to resolve file system error (-2018375670) by running a simple chkdsk command. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key to open Start and in the search bar type Command Prompt.
  2. In the search results, right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator. Click Allow when prompted. command prompt File system error
  3. Type in chkdsk /f and hit Enter.
  4. The /f parameter will find errors in your disk and fix them. This command however requires the disk to be locked when it is operating. So, if you are currently using the disk, a message will appear asking you if you want to conduct the operation the next time you restart your system. chkdsk File system error

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Solution 2 – Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system

Just to be sure that there aren’t any malware on your system that are causing the File System error (-2018375670) error, run a quick scan of your system. Malware are often responsible for deleting dll files.

Use an anti-virus software of your choosing. Hopefully this will identify the culprit and fix your problem. You can also use Windows’ built-in anti-virus, Windows Defender. Here’s how to run a full system scan on Windows 10:

  1. Go to Start > type defender > double click Windows Defender to launch the tool.
  2. In the left hand pane, select the shield icon.
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  3. In the new window, click the Advanced scan option.
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  4. Check the full scan option to launch a full system malware scan.

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Solution 3 – Try DISM scan

Follow these simple steps to determine the health of your storage disk:

  1. Press the Windows key to open Start and in the search bar type Command Prompt.
  2. In the search results, right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator. Click Allow when prompted.
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  3. In Command Prompt, enter the following commands in succession:
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  4. Once you’re done, close the command prompt window and restart your computer.

See if this helped resolve the issue. If it didn’t move on to the forth solution.

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Solution 4 – Use the System File Checker tool

Using the system file checker tool can also help resolve file system error (-2018375670).  System File Checker is a Windows utility tool that helps users by scanning for corrupt system files and restoring them. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key to open Start and in the search bar type Command Prompt.
  2. In the search results, right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator. Click Allow when prompted.
    command prompt File system error (-2018375670)
  3. Now for the system file checker, in command prompt type in the following command and hit Enter:
  4. Wait until the verification process reaches 100%.
  5. Depending on what result you get at the end of the process, you may proceed in multiple ways:
  • Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations” : No corrupt files were found.
  • “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation” : You will have to repeat the same process in Safe Mode.
  • “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%LogsCBSCBS.log.” : The corrupt files were replaced. Hopefully this resolves your issue.
  • “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%LogsCBSCBS.log.” : The corrupt files were identified but you will have to replace them manually.

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Solution 5 – Set Windows 10 theme to default

In addition, unsaved theme may cause the file system errors. You can consider setting your Windows 10 theme to the default settings to prevent the error. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize.personalize file system error
  2. In Personalization, select Themes at the left side menu, and then under Theme click Theme settings.themes file system error
  3. Hence, choose Windows 10 under Windows Default Themes.
  4. Restart your PC.

Solution 6 – Change sound scheme of your PC

Another method of fixing file system error 2018375670 on your Windows 10 PC is by changing your PC sound scheme. Follow these steps to change your sound scheme:

  1. Right-click on the Volume icon at the lower-right region on your desktop and select Sounds.sounds file system error 2018375670
  2. From the drop down menu, change Sound Scheme to Windows default.
  3. Hence, click Apply, and then click on OK.windows default file system error
  4. Restart your PC.

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Solution 7 – Reset Microsoft Store cache

Another way of fixing cannot the file system error display is to reset Microsoft Store cache. Follow these steps to reset Microsoft Store cache on your PC:

  1. Press the Windows and R keys at the same time to launch the Run program.run window file system error
  2. In the Run program, type WSReset.exe without quotes and click on OK.wsreset.exe file system error
  3. After the Store reset process, reboot your PC.

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Solution 8 – Run Windows Update

Finally, consider updating your Windows OS so as to install the latest updates. Microsoft frequently releases updates in order to improve the system’s stability and performance. Use these steps to update your Windows OS:

  1. Go to Start> Type update in the search box and then click on Windows Update to proceed.windows updates file system error 2018375670
  2. In the Windows Update window, check for updates and install the available updates.
  3. After the update process is complete, restart your Windows PC.

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Solution 9 – Preform a System Restore

If you keep getting this error, perhaps you might be able to fix it by performing a System Restore. This is fairly simple, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and type system restore. Select Create a restore point from the list.
  2. The System Properties window should now appear. Click the System Restore.
  3. When the System Restore window opens, click the Next button.
  4. Check Show more restore points option, if available. Choose the desired restore point and click Next.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

Once you restore your PC, check if the problem is still there.

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Hopefully one of these solutions worked for you. If not, try contacting Microsoft Support.

As always, for more questions and suggestions, reach for the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.