"fileinfo module not installed or disabled" warning after updating php

Hi Ben, …

I’ve just had the same issue as Alexandra MacLennan.

OS Win 10
Flywheel - 5.8.2+4949
Latest PHP ver: 7.4.1, (selected the other day because WP was complaining.)

And as stated, I also got the system health warning that reported the ( fileinfo ) error.

Following the advice on the lower link, and adding the DLL extension name to the PHP config file; fixed my WP health warnings issue.

This is here should anyone else in 2020 encounter this error, seems that it happened quite a lot in the past, not so much these days.
I suspect that the PHP 7.4.1 package is incomplete somehow, but I’m no expert.

Hope it helps, stay safe.

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