How To Fix Error EA File Corrupt Error Message in Windows 10

Bugs and errors are part and parcel of working with any system and Windows 10 is one such platform that throws in errors quite randomly. One such pesky error is the ERROR_EA_FILE_CORRUPT error message in Windows 10 that arises due to file damage.

The error comes with the message “The extended attribute file on the mounted file system is corrupt“. However, fortunately, there is solution available for this error. Let’s see how to fix it.


Solution: Using CHKDSK


Step 1: Go to the Start button on your desktop and type Command Prompt in the search field. Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator to open Command Prompt in admin mode.


Start Search Command Prompt Right Click Run As Administrator


Step 2: Now, type the below command and hit Enter to run the Chkdsk utility with /f switch on:


chkdsk C: /r /f


*Note – Here we are running the Chkdsk utility for C drive. You can replace it with the drive you want to ru the check for.


Command Prompt Admin Mode Run Chkdsk Utility With F Switch On Enter


The purpose of running the Chdsk utility is to check for repairs and fix them accordingly. When used without the parameters like /f, /r, /x, or /b, it does not fix the errors and just shows the status of the volume.


What does the /f switch does? 


The /f switch is used to fix any errors on the disk. To run the check, the disk must be locked.

If the CHKDSK is unable to lock the drive, it displays a message saying, “Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)


That’s all. You can now restart your PC and the error should be gone.