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Windows 7: task manager folder is missing

28 Aug 2012   #1
BigE99

windows 7 home premium64 bit
 
 
task manager folder is missing

sorry i wasnt sure where to put this topic so for some reason taskmanger folder got deleted i when i try to open taks manger it says this
Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe make sure you typed the name in correctly


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28 Aug 2012   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Taskmgr.exe is a Windows system program, not a folder. Have you checked in C:\windows\system32\ to see if taskmgr.exe was there?

A virus/trojan/malware may have renamed it, I would run a scan with your Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware programs to see if you are infected.
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28 Aug 2012   #3
BigE99

windows 7 home premium64 bit
 
 

k i will try that
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28 Aug 2012   #4
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Your windows 7 is 64 bit OS. You will have a taskmgr.exe (64-bit version) file in C:\windows\system32 folder and also another copy in C:\windows\winsxs folder.

There will be a 32 bit version of taskmgr.exe in C:\windows\sysWOW64 folder and also a similar copy in C:\windows\winsxs folder.

If you do not find the taskmgr.exe file in C:\windows\system32 folder, search for the file in winsxs folder. You may pickup the 64-bit version file copy from C:\windows\winsxs folder and copy back to system32 folder. You may have to login as administrator to do this.
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28 Aug 2012   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Don't go copying things from winsxs. Use SFC instead.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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28 Aug 2012   #6
BigE99

windows 7 home premium64 bit
 
 

i have taskmgr.exe in the folder but when i click on it i get the same message
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28 Aug 2012   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

run sfc as logicearth suggested, sometimes you have to run it 3 times.
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28 Aug 2012   #8
BigE99

windows 7 home premium64 bit
 
 

ive done that 4 times now and nothing showed up
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30 Aug 2012   #9
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Did you try scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-malware scanner and a good antivirus program as suggested by strollin?
If SFC /scannow has not worked for you, you may try the following tips.

A. Try to go to a restore point when the taskmanager was working.

or

B. Follow this procedure
1. Download sysinternals suite from microsoft technet and unpack.
2. Find and run procexp.exe.
3. Click in Options menu on Replace Task Manager and than Restore Task Manager.
4. Click Ctrl+Alt+Del or on taskbar Run Taskmanager.

or

C.Click Start, then type regedit.exe into the Search box and click OK.
Now navigate to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
On the right you will see the value "DisableTaskMgr".
Double-click it, then replace the "1" with a "0".

If you do not have this key in the above location then simply close regedit program.

After these procedures check to see the taskmanager is working or not.
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