Cannot Find C:\Windows\System32\wfs.exe

This is a small issue I ran into. I attempted to launch Windows Fax & Scan, and received the error:

Windows cannot find ‘c:\Windows\system32\wfs.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

This is a simple fix. For me, Windows Fax & Scan wasn’t installed. To install it:

1. Go to Start, Control Panel
2. Choose Programs, then “Turn Windows features on or off”
3. Scroll down and check the box for Windows Fax & Scan

NOTE: This feature is only included Business, ultimate, and enterprise editions (


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