Download AppLaunch.exe to Fix Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing AppLaunch.exe files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent AppLaunch.exe file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

AppLaunch.exe file Windows Executable. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of AppLaunch.exe related errors on your device. You can also download AppLaunch.exe file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename AppLaunch.exe
File extension EXE
Type Executable Application
Description Windows Executable
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 98984
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to AppLaunch.exe file. AppLaunch.exe file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to AppLaunch.exe file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • AppLaunch.exe is corrupted
  • AppLaunch.exe cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - AppLaunch.exe
  • AppLaunch.exe file error
  • AppLaunch.exe file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register AppLaunch.exe file:
  • AppLaunch.exe file could not be loaded
  • AppLaunch.exe file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because AppLaunch.exe file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to AppLaunch.exe can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing AppLaunch.exe file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

AppLaunch.exe file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with AppLaunch.exe file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to AppLaunch.exe file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of AppLaunch.exe or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to AppLaunch.exe file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the AppLaunch.exe file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the AppLaunch.exe file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the AppLaunch.exe file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace AppLaunch.exe file

The last solution is to manually download and replace AppLaunch.exe file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded AppLaunch.exe file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of AppLaunch.exe file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your AppLaunch.exe file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows 10
File size 98984 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c623f9f9f16f7fce9159e51642a72372
SHA1 9f12eb0be2f5df5f291b0fc0486d65c8b800b4d7
SHA256 ae76df1ed637efd9df878d83f8ac3826679abef7557e4abe41511c893427eceb
CRC32 c6bc4e5a
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows 8.1
File size 98384 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 53c85f26830e3670eda5786f627f4ba5
SHA1 d7dbd28123b4039aa26ec315bbb8d3b01b8acda5
SHA256 6dacf2bcc7523655218016c515dcd8a104c7603ef5d1b84139172cc32eb5e0f0
CRC32 93548112
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows 8
File size 102320 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4112a8310969e45aa7ee671cce300918
SHA1 d0aa2ea9a19648a5d807322d8cc94918e9a4a937
SHA256 12c9f4a61ab5f0c234c4bd55947becaa6326cf2c779811b22222e049468c0012
CRC32 658f03fa
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows 7
File size 55632 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0f01571a3e4c71eb4313175aae86488e
SHA1 2ba648afe2cd52edf5f25e304f77d457abf7ac0e
SHA256 8cc51c4c2efc8c6a401aa83a0aeced0925d5d9d2a43192f35561893cdf704022
CRC32 07cbe96e
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows 7
File size 68944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 41f3bf4fa8fa92bf111fd8a47a0d470f
SHA1 529c7001b2ab6dddb9a21d4e201e34d6f9af89bb
SHA256 9f1e83cbb7d43eec8c797d98436c878c78ccd128cabb01ea28db682c6f1ee18c
CRC32 00728a12
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 68944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 42982669127282e6f17ea3405a440182
SHA1 c3e5ee230313be8667e362511936641a7bc20a76
SHA256 035a1ea4e56fd2cea9dccce4c26be1170c5838e3f4209bf4a1c2c3563f281213
CRC32 3bd20b52
Example file location ---
Filename AppLaunch.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 55616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b3fa292b51c9474d276c77dcdb417d3d
SHA1 c0df7b07b26a10447296020c40da2f6facf713d8
SHA256 a104e20bafddcc86bf21714d730969ed7fc5d43b2b6df7e646ae5663ac05311e
CRC32 ba63bd83
Example file location ---