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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

sxstrace.exe file Sxs Tracing Tool. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of sxstrace.exe related errors on your device. You can also download sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe
File extension EXE
Description Sxs Tracing Tool
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to sxstrace.exe file. sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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.

sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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 sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe file

The last solution is to manually download and replace sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your sxstrace.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 sxstrace.exe
System Windows 10
File size 29184 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a71e90b08d3241e9216285a3dcf6b137
SHA1 9bf497523066f0ba97fee7f218e325d3706e8ecd
SHA256 e35199cc03b0773c8be5276e75300a844abc7e216d90fc5f96d4b39b47a5d477
CRC32 dcf438ef
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows 8.1
File size 29184 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 66cf561128c67cc750e797ded53ca414
SHA1 8172c181802c6eecfe8120c1fb82beb66c17892a
SHA256 cd1eb2bfba4f7ced178a1dfe059b36f6e09e7a12f6f765d10d8c827fec1f4849
CRC32 f6d879cb
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows 8
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4d6ec2fac475abe8c7a29fce9d338edb
SHA1 fd4d11bd3a44dfe03f256af1e47fdf1ba270bf85
SHA256 7749e754e20781109d1d0f8f709c313ff67fb4040d899c4df7c48f13365716ac
CRC32 14309651
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows 7
File size 27136 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5e153d9c44e6e235423f69d9575b836d
SHA1 79880a63492202d2216bdb5a2b4e2960b7867ba2
SHA256 c9adb0dc0122f78c6c3a3c33d308a7b95234774927c7b9fc61ba6ae4eea17802
CRC32 c63b2bfe
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows 7
File size 35328 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 75a21762cca178e3f3c4b2f31cd31ad4
SHA1 7bf7d5efd8e0bedeac5dd71f58b4586c82a1b757
SHA256 0cb000decca718a40c82e27fad341685d7b2bb5201f276acc9d1a50102a2c477
CRC32 326be5e8
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 27136 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0455cd8610494b3166f9befa9460515b
SHA1 7c51ea009afb3c63c4fcd53961e8585a36a4f6f5
SHA256 606b588c223361fd03120cd72d780466c568817e9c7db17c5b67f6bacddaca76
CRC32 389f000c
Example file location ---
Filename sxstrace.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 35840 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 69f9704a0ae25c6b3c798c76dae7f2c8
SHA1 db26b6c7c483dc3381443a9313869abbc75544ce
SHA256 adeddd438538572f0c7014a2318545e835869d6771339d97423936a816d8f793
CRC32 2a0f4854
Example file location ---