How to Repair Aapt.exe (Free Download)

Last Updated: 07/01/2022
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Aapt.exe is considered a type of Windows Executable file. It is most-commonly used in Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified) developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. It uses the EXE file extension and is considered a Win32 EXE (Windows Executable) file.

The first version of aapt.exe was released for the Windows 10 Operating System on 04/30/2010 inside Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified). According to our records, this is the primary and most recent file release from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

This article discusses complete file details, EXE file troubleshooting instructions for problems with aapt.exe, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: aapt.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
File Type: Executable Application
Description: Windows Executable
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified)
Developer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Software: Adobe Flash Professional CC
Software Version: (not specified)
File Details
Entry Point: 0x14e0
Code Size: 1343488

What are aapt.exe Error Messages?

aapt.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Adobe Flash Professional CC errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when aapt.exe is attempted to be loaded either when Adobe Flash Professional CC is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Adobe Flash Professional CC.

In most cases, aapt.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these aapt.exe error messages mean that Adobe Flash Professional CC was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Adobe Flash Professional CC will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common aapt.exe errors include:

  • aapt.exe - Bad Image.
  • aapt.exe Application Error.
  • aapt.exe could not be found.
  • aapt.exe could not be installed.
  • aapt.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • aapt.exe could not be started.
  • aapt.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • aapt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • aapt.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • aapt.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find aapt.exe.
  • Error starting program: aapt.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: aapt.exe.
  • The file aapt.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - aapt.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because aapt.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the aapt.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting aapt.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified). This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of aapt.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix aapt.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your aapt.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the aapt.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Adobe Flash Professional CC (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Adobe Flash Professional CC software.

You can uninstall Adobe Flash Professional CC software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified) and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Adobe Flash Professional CC software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Adobe Flash Professional CC (not specified)

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many aapt.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the aapt.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your aapt.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate aapt.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free aapt.exe files for every applicable version of Adobe Flash Professional CC. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download aapt.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Adobe Flash Professional CC folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Animate CC 2019\AIR30.0\lib\android\bin\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve aapt.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download aapt.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying aapt.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Adobe Systems Incorporated typically does not release Adobe Flash Professional CC EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing aapt.exe and all other EXE files for Adobe Flash Professional CC. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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