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Class not registered issue occurs: your actions

In this article you will find out:

  • what is 'Class not registered'
  • how to get rid of this problem
  • how DiskInternals Uneraser can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

The "Class not registered" error is a fairly common problem and can affect almost any software.

This is where and how you can run into this problem:

  • When trying to open images, pictures, and videos.
  • Trying to launch Photos app on any version of Windows.
  • While trying to open applications such as: Excel, regsvr32, Windows Media Player, Taskbar, uTorrent, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Microsoft Edge.
  • When trying to open PDF files. This can be a problem, but you should be able to fix it with one of our solutions.
  • When trying to access DLL files.

As you can see, class not registered error can overtake you anytime, anywhere. However, do not worry; use the solutions described below, and very soon, everything unpleasant will be behind you.

Let's get rid of this problem


1. Turn off cloud services

According to the experience of many users, the problem can be caused by iCloud. Thus, to solve it, you need to close iCloud using the task manager:

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc; when the task manager starts, find the iCloud section. Next, right-click it and select End Task.

To disable the iCloud startup, also open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and go to the Startup tab.

Here, find the iCloud section and right-click it. Select Disable from the list, then exit the application and restart your computer.

2. Work with ExplorerFrame.dll

If you receive the message “explorer class not registered”, you cannot access Internet Explorer. In this case, you can try the following:

Open a command prompt as administrator (Windows + X and select Command Prompt (Administrator)). In the command line, paste the code “regsvr32 ExplorerFrame.dll” and press Enter. Also, try restarting your computer after these steps and check if your problem is gone.

3. Try component services

For this solution, do the following:

Press Win + R keys and type dcomcnfg to confirm the action, then press Enter or press OK. You will be taken to Component Services, select Computers, then click "This Computer" and double-click DCOM Config.

If during these actions you receive warning messages, just click Yes. Next, close the Component Services and restart the system, etc. After this, the error message "explorer.exe class not registered" should cease to appear.

4. You need a new account

Try to create a new Microsoft account in Windows 10; it may help you get rid of the problem.

To do this, go to the "Settings" application (Windows Key + I) and go to the "Accounts" section.

In the right pane, select other people and click Add someone else on this computer.

Next, you will need to enter your Microsoft account email address and click Next.

Now, log out of your current account and switch to the new account. The error shouldn't bother you anymore on this computer.

5. Examine your disk

Rarely, but it happens that the error "Class not registered" can be caused by a faulty / damaged hard disk. So make sure your hard drive is working properly; otherwise, only replacing the hard drive will help you.

Make sure your data is safe

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