This article will show you how to view DISM log files on Windows 11/10. Windows comes with a number of tools that can help fix problems with the operating system. Aside from the built-in troubleshooter in the Settings app, Windows also has the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool and the System File Checker (SFC) tool. Each of these tools performs a different check and tries to fix any OS flaws automatically. Deployment Image Servicing and Management is what DISM is short for. If you want to know more information about this Visit Official Microsoft Support site.
It is a command line tool that comes with Windows and was made by Microsoft. You can use the DISM tool for many things, like scanning and fixing corrupted system image files, getting information about Windows image (.wim) files, Full-flash utility (FFU) files, virtual hard disks (VHD) files, etc. Start the Command Prompt as an Administrator to use the DISM tool. Windows makes a log when you run the DISM tool and stores it in text format. If you open this text file, you can see the DISM logs. This article explains how to view DISM log files on Windows 11/10.
View the DISM Log File Using the File Explorer
File Explorer is probably the way you access and manage your personal files every day. We’ve already talked about it in our guide on how to organize and manage your system files. Now, the good news is that you can also quickly get to the DISM log file by using the address bar in File Explorer. Here’s what you need to do:
- Click on the address bar in the top right corner of the File Explorer window.
- Go to C:WindowsLogs and type Dism, and then press the Enter key.
- Right-click the dism file, move the cursor to the “Open with” option, and choose “Notepad.”
View DISM Log File Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell
The Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell are two important tools that can be used to open files and programs and fix problems with the system. Follow the steps below to open the DISM log file with Command Prompt:
- Open the Start menu.
- Type “Command Prompt” in the search box.
- Choose “Run as administrator” from the right-hand pane.
- When prompted by UAC, click “Yes.”
- In the Command Prompt window for the user with elevated privileges, type C:WindowsLogsdismdism.log and press Enter.
View the DISM Log File Using the Run Dialog Box
The Run dialog box is the fastest way to get to the DISM log file on Windows. Here’s what you need to do:
- Press the Win and R keys together to bring up the Run box.
- Type C:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log into the search bar.
- Press Enter to open the DISM.log file.
What are DISM log files?
The dism.log file is a legitimate executable file that is usually found in d: Windows Logs DISM. The MD5 signature for this file is: D749487D22303BE3EF0FC80BCB1456FE. It belongs to the unknown Product, which was made by Unknown Company. The dism.log file is usually found in d:WindowsLogsDISM and has a file size of about 56857.00 (byte). This file is needed for applications that use the unknown Product to work properly.
When this file is needed by an application, it will be loaded into memory and run in the background. Even though the dism.log file is a real unknown Product component, it can sometimes be used by people who make malware to hide their bad code by giving it the same name. So, it’s important to make sure the dism.log file on your computer is real and hasn’t been tampered with by malware.