So, you keep getting the “application not found” error message and you don’t know why. This easy to follow tutorial will help you find the cause of this error and fix it quickly and easily.
Common Causes of Application Not Found Errors
There are many things that can cause the “application not found” error, including the following:
Corrupted software installation
Broken DLL files
Corrupted Windows registry
Luckily, these errors are pretty easy to fix.
Application Not Found Error Fix Tutorial
The first thing you need to do is check whether the program you are trying to run is installed or not. Sometimes a corrupted update can make the program unbootable, sometimes broken keys in the Windows registry are the cause of this error. Follow these steps to fix it:
Step 1: Identify the Corrupted Program
The first thing you need to do is identify which program is generating errors. Usually you will see the name of the program (often given with .exe suffix) in the error message. When you know which program is giving you the “application not found” error, go to the Control Panel and see if it’s there. A corrupted program will not be listed as installed, even if its icon is still on your desktop.
Step 2: Reinstall the Program
One of the most effective ways to fix the “application not found” error is to reinstall the program that is causing this error. Here is how:
- Click on the Start button and go to the Control Panel
- Go to Programs and click on Uninstall a Program
- Find the entry of a program you want to reinstall and uninstall it (if the program is missing, skip this step)
- When the corrupted program is uninstalled, run its Installer to install it again
- Reboot your PC for best results
Doing this will help you fix program errors caused by corrupted updates.
Step 3: Repair the Windows Registry
If reinstalling the program doesn’t help, this means that there is a problem with your Windows registry. The registry is a central database of any Windows PC and if it becomes corrupted, you can start getting all sorts of system and application errors. Fixing the registry is easy – all you need to have is the right tool. We’ve tested many registry cleaners and fount the one that works best. You can click on the link below this post to download the tool for free and fix your “application not found” error.