Solutions for the File System Error 2147219196

file system error 2147219196

This error is caused when opening any photo file. This is caused when opening .JPG, .PNG, and various other files. Mostly this error is detected in Windows 10 version 1803. When you try to open any photo file in windows 10, error 2147219196 may occur or your app may crash.

Solutions for the File System Error 2147219196

Some of the possible solutions for this error are listed below.

1. You should uninstall and install Photos App:
Uninstalling and installing the photo app may be the solution to this problem. Most of the time photo apps are responsible for this kind of errors. You can follow these steps to proceed with your solution.

  • First of all, you should open a Windows PowerShell window with Administrator access.
Power shell for file-system-error-2147219196
  • Now You need to type the following line and hit Enter.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage

  • Now You need to download PsExec from the official Microsoft website. Then, extract the downloaded zip file on D:/tools
  • After that, you should open a Command Prompt window with the Administrator. You can open it by searching it in the search bar and right-clicking on the command prompt from the list of results and running it as an administrator.
  • You are required to type the following and hit enter:

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

  • Then, the new command window will appear. After that type the following and hit Enter.

rd /s “C:\Program


  • This will clear all the Photos app from your device.
  • Finally, go to Microsoft Store and search for Microsoft Photos and install it on your computer.

2. You can do an SFC scan on your computer: 
To do this scan you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • You should press Windows key+x or you can right-click on the start menu. A list of options appears there, you need to select Command Prompt.
  • After opening a command prompt, you should type “SFC/scannow” and hit Enter.


  • This scan can take up to 15 minutes. You should not interrupt it.

Your problem will be fixed after finishing the scan. If it did not work try out another solution.

3. You should reinstall all the Universal Windows Platform(UWP) Apps: 
If you have already tried the above two solutions, but you still have that error, you can try reinstalling the UWP apps on your windows 10 pc with only one command in PowerShell.

You should start PowerShell with admin access and type the following command and hit Enter.

Power shell for file-system-error-2147219196

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

The process will take some time to complete the process. The process includes removing and installing all the applications to your computer.

4. You should run the Microsoft Store Apps Troubleshooter: 
The Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter can help you to find the problem with these sorts of store apps. This will also fix them automatically. This app is used when any Microsoft app is not working properly. You can download this troubleshooter from the official app of Microsoft.

We hope you tried these solutions and one of them worked on your pc.

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