FIx The Explorer.exe Runtime Error In Microsoft Visual C++

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I received the explorer.exe runtime error whenever I try to open the Chrome browser. I’ve tried many times, updated the Microsoft Visual C++ software but still nothing has changed.

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FIx The Explorer.exe Runtime Error In Microsoft Visual C++

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This error usually shows up when any system files get corrupted or go missing. Here’s how you can fix this.

Method 1:

  • Find the explorer.exe process in the task manager.
  • End the process itself.

Method 2:

  • Use the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.
  • Now the only thing you have to do is click on Restart now and choose check for problems.

Method 3:

  • Make sure there are no Windows Update pending to be installed.
  • If there are any, download and install those updates.
Answered By 589630 points N/A #324455

FIx The Explorer.exe Runtime Error In Microsoft Visual C++

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That error is not from Google Chrome but from the Windows file manager, Windows Explorer, as indicated in the path “C:\Windows\explorer.exe”. If you are trying to start a program by double-clicking the executable in Windows Explorer, that file is probably not the main executable of the program and just part of the application and not designed to run separately.

I’ve encountered this several times before when exploring an installation folder of a particular program. Some EXE files in the installation folder are not meant to be started alone. They are there to be called within the program when the application is running. If you want to open an HTML file and this error keeps appearing, see which browser is your computer’s default web browser.

Try to uninstall and reinstall or update to the latest. Download the latest version of your browser from here:

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