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Windows 8.1 Explorer.exe corrupted

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 Explorer.exe corrupted


    I was using a program to change my Windows 8 Orb. I didn't back up my original, and now every time I boot up my computer or try to run "explorer.exe" I get the following message:

    This app can't run on your PC

    I've tried running sfc /scannow to no avail. Would I be able to download a fresh, clean version of Windows 8.1 Pro's explorer.exe and use it? If so, where could I possibly get one?

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  2. #2


    Hi Ananaias And welcome to Eight Forums,
    It looks like you have a damaged explorer.exe, if no one will recommend a solution to this i think you should try a refresh, if you dont know how refer to this article: How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help .
    Oh, and by the way i don't think an explorer.exe of another version of windows will work for you as you wouldn't even find one.
    Hope i helped.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi Ananaias And welcome to Eight Forums,
    It looks like you have a damaged explorer.exe, if no one will recommend a solution to this i think you should try a refresh, if you dont know how refer to this article: How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help .
    Oh, and by the way i don't think an explorer.exe of another version of windows will work for you as you wouldn't even find one.
    Hope i helped.
    In order to do this, I have to have explorer.exe running. I can't get it running at all.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    you need to run win8 media[dvd or thumbdrive ] and try doing a system restore .
    you can download win 8.1 iso to create the media if you have3 none ,see info in link ,good luck
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I'm actually in the middle of making a USB Drive using the Media Creation Tool. Once it's done, do I just reboot and boot from that USB Drive to do a fresh install?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Ananaias View Post
    I'm actually in the middle of making a USB Drive using the Media Creation Tool. Once it's done, do I just reboot and boot from that USB Drive to do a fresh install?
    something like that !

    if your hardrive has a recovery partition on it you could use that also
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    It doesn't. :C Also, if I WERE able to find an explorer.exe, say from a spare computer or laptop, and I uploaded it, would it work?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    thats ridiculous man.. just reinstall.. you shouldn't have that issue.. thats like saying:

    "if i take a key from a ford truck of my neighbor. it should start my ford truck car in my driveway right?? "
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Ananaias View Post
    In order to do this, I have to have explorer.exe running. I can't get it running at all.
    Oh then you can download a windows 8.1 ISO and do a fresh restore like caperjack said .
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