Fix Windows 10 File System Error (-2147416359) When Opening Photos 2019 

Some Windows 10 users have been reporting that they are not able to open photos due to file system error (-2147219196). Fortunately, you can fix it without any professional assistance.

Disk errors and corrupted files commonly cause file system error (-2147219196). If you are struggling with this file system error, here are some fixes to assist you in getting rid of it:

Method #1: Update Windows

When many users encounter the same issue, Windows launch a new version to resolve all the existing bugs. Updating your operating system is a quick and simple way to fix file system error (-2147219196). Try updating to see if this fixes your problem.

Follow the following steps to update your operating system manually:

1. Go to the taskbar, click the Windows icon, then select settings.

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2. When Windows Settings tab appears, select Update & Security.

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3. Select Windows Update from the left pane, then click Install Now to check for updates and install them manually.

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4. After Windows installation, restart your computer to enforce the updates. Go to the taskbar, click on the Windows icon, press the power icon, and then select the Restart option.

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Continue to the next procedure if you are still encountering file system error (-2147219196) when opening photos.

Method #2: Check Corrupted System Files

Corrupt or broken files can cause file system error (-2147219196). Luckily, Windows 10 has a built-in tool known as System File Checker that restores any faulty files in your system.

1. In the search box, type cmd then right-click on the first match and select Run as administrator.

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When you open command prompt as admin, you will see a User Account Control window is seeking permission to proceed. Click Yes.

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2. In the command prompt window, enter the following:

sfc/scannow

Press Enter.

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3. Your computer will be scanned for corrupted files and try to resolve them. After the scan is complete, you will see the results on the window.

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4. After finishing entering the commands, type exit and hit Enter to close the command prompt.

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Method #3: Check Hard Disk Error

In some cases, corrupt files can cause file system error (-2147219196). Therefore, you need to inspect your PC for corrupt files. Here are the steps:

1. Go to the taskbar, click the search icon or search bar. In the search box, type cmd then right-click on the first match and select Run as administrator.

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When you open command prompt as admin, you will see a User Account Control window is seeking permission to proceed. Click Yes.

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2. In the command prompt window, enter the following then hit Enter on your keyboard:

chkdsk/c/r

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3. Press Y on your keyboard.

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So, the disk check will begin the next time you restart your computer. Check to see if you have resolved file system error (-2147219196). If not, proceed to the next method.

Method #4: Re-register Windows Apps

If the above fixes did not assist you, then try to reinstall all the Windows applications in your PC. To do so:

1. Go to the search box then type PowerShell. Right-click and select Run as administrator.

2. Execute the command line below:

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

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3. Restart your computer.

Conclusion

Did these fixes assist you in fixing Windows 10 file system error (-2147219196)? Let us know in the comment section below.