Repair and Download BCompare.exe

Last Updated: 07/02/2023
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BCompare.exe uses the EXE file extension, which is more specifically known as a Beyond Compare file. It is classified as a Win64 EXE (Executable application) file, created for Beyond Compare by Scooter Software.

The first release in the Windows 10 Operating System for BCompare.exe was on 05/31/2019 inside Beyond Compare According to our records, this release is the only version of this file offered by Scooter Software.

This article discusses complete file details, EXE file troubleshooting instructions for problems with BCompare.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: BCompare.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Beyond Compare
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Scooter Software
Software Program: Beyond Compare
Legal Copyright: Copyright © 2019 Scooter Software, Inc.
File Details
Character Set: Windows, Latin1
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x19b0850
Code Size: 26933760

What are BCompare.exe Error Messages?

BCompare.exe Runtime Errors

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

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

Some of the most common BCompare.exe errors include:

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

The program can’t start because BCompare.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 BCompare.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting BCompare.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Beyond Compare. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Scooter Software, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of BCompare.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 BCompare.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 BCompare.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 BCompare.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Beyond Compare (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Beyond Compare software.

You can uninstall Beyond Compare 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 Beyond Compare and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Beyond Compare software.

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

Beyond Compare

Scooter Software

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 BCompare.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 BCompare.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 BCompare.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 BCompare.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free BCompare.exe files for every applicable version of Beyond Compare. 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 BCompare.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Beyond Compare folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\
  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 BCompare.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 BCompare.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying BCompare.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Scooter Software typically does not release Beyond Compare 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 BCompare.exe and all other EXE files for Beyond Compare. 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

Files Related to BCompare.exe

EXE Files Related to BCompare.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
BCompare.exe Beyond Compare Beyond Compare (4.2) 41143392 C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\
FileCoAuth.exe Microsoft OneDriveFile Co-Authoring Executable Microsoft OneDrive (19.192.0926.0012) 506728 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...
BCompare- Beyond Compare 4 Setup Beyond Compare 4 ( 22254792 C:\Users\Tester\Downloads\
OneDriveStandaloneUpda... Standalone Updater Microsoft OneDrive (19.192.0926.0012) 2712936 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\
FileSyncConfig.exe Microsoft OneDrive Configuration Application Microsoft OneDrive (19.192.0926.0012) 364392 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...

Other Files Related to BCompare.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
diagwrn.xml Extensible Markup Language Beyond Compare 44683 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
EtwRTDiagLog.etl Microsoft Event Trace Log Beyond Compare 1184 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\
PerfStringBackup.INI Windows Initialization Beyond Compare 1321920 C:\Windows\System32\
mscoree.dll Disable Microsoft .NET Runtime Beyond Compare (4.2) 12008 C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\
BootCKCL.etl Microsoft Event Trace Log Beyond Compare 19922944 C:\Windows\System32\wdi\LogFiles\


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