Side by Side configuration error RRS feed

  • Question

  • While working on photoshop suddenly I was unable to "export as" it was giving me some sort of error about the side by side configuration. I figured it probably needed some sort of update. So after I finished working on it I decided to uninstall and delete it so that I could download it again. I downloaded the file and then the same exact message kept on appearing. I tried downloading something else to install  (adobe acrobat) same thing happened.

    The message I keep on Receiving is the following: 

    The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail

    Below is the application Log error message I'm seeing.

    Activation context generation failed for "System Default Context".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.15063.608_none_9e9d5d4256d15def.manifest" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.

    I did some research and found out that I needed to copy 1.1.15063.608 and paste in google and that it would take me to a Windows visual c++ something download which I did, when i downloaded it. Same exact message kept on appearing.

    Please help me!!!

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:50 PM

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  • This forum is for people writing applications themselves. For support on Photoshop please contact Adobe.

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    Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:55 AM
  • Hi Juansephotograhy,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Refer to your description, your issue is about the Adobe Photoshop. Like Darran recommend, our forum is to discuss the VS IDE, please redirect to this appropriate forum: https://forums.adobe.com/welcome to start a new thread to seek for a more professional support, thank you for your understanding.

    BTW, per the error message, you can try to backup this file: C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.15063.608_none_9e9d5d4256d15def.manifest and copy one from another computer who have not meet this issue, or run the command: sfc /scannow to repair missing or corrupted files.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, October 2, 2017 3:13 AM