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sndvol.exe missing, please help

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1

    sndvol.exe missing, please help


    Recently I noticed that my volume mixer stopped working, I simply couldn't open it anymore even though the volume icon is still there. I tried looking it up and it turns out my sndvol.exe is missing. I could not find a single place to download this file in an hour of searching. I also couldn't find any other people with this issue either, instead I found a billion threads about sndvol32.exe missing, but that is not the case here.

    Help is much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello jistman,

    Since the "C:\Windows\System32\SndVol.exe" file is a system file, you should be able to run a SFC /SCANNOW command to restore it.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It goes in System 32.---

    Here it is zipped up.---

    SndVol.zip

    If it doesn't help you can always delete it.
    A picture---

    Click image for larger version

    I see Brink beat me to it.
    Try his first.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 05 Jan 2015 at 19:11. Reason: added info
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  4. #4


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    The system scan worked, thanks for the help guys.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you got it fixed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad that was able to help.
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sndvol.exe missing, please help
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