Fixing "Adobe Photoshop Error 0xc000007b"

Niki Salamah

If you are encountering the "Adobe Photoshop Error 0xc000007b," rest assured that there are several potential solutions to resolve this issue. This error typically arises when a 32-bit application attempts to run on a 64-bit operating system or when there is a problem with the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages. To help you resolve this error, we will discuss multiple solutions, including reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable packages, running the program as an administrator, checking for Windows updates, and reinstalling Adobe Photoshop.

Solution 1: Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

  1. Open the Control Panel on your computer.
  2. Navigate to "Programs" or "Programs and Features."
  3. Locate the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages on the list.
  4. Uninstall all versions from the oldest to the newest.
  5. Download the latest versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages compatible with your system. You can find the packages on Microsoft’s official website.
  6. Install the downloaded packages by following the installation instructions.
  7. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.

Solution 2: Run Adobe Photoshop as an Administrator

  1. Locate the Adobe Photoshop shortcut on your desktop or in the Start menu.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut and select "Properties."
  3. In the Properties window, go to the "Compatibility" tab.
  4. Under "Settings," check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator."
  5. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to save the changes.
  6. Launch Adobe Photoshop using the modified shortcut.

Solution 3: Check for Windows Updates

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to "Update & Security."
  3. Click on "Check for updates" to see if any updates are available for your system.
  4. If updates are found, proceed with installing them.
  5. After the updates have been installed, restart your computer.
  6. Launch Adobe Photoshop again and check if the error persists.
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Solution 4: Reinstall Adobe Photoshop

If none of the above solutions have resolved the error, uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Photoshop might help.

  1. Open the Control Panel and navigate to "Programs" or "Programs and Features."
  2. Locate Adobe Photoshop on the list.
  3. Right-click on Adobe Photoshop and choose "Uninstall" or "Change."
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Adobe Photoshop completely.
  5. Download the latest version of Adobe Photoshop from the official Adobe website or through your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
  6. Install Adobe Photoshop using the downloaded installer.
  7. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.
  8. Launch Adobe Photoshop and verify if the error is resolved.

By following these steps, you should be able to fix the "Adobe Photoshop Error 0xc000007b." If the error persists, you might need to seek further assistance from Adobe’s technical support or consult with an IT professional to investigate any underlying issues with your system configuration.

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