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How do you fix code 47?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Code 47 is an error code that indicates a problem with the registry. This error code can occur for a variety of reasons, but most often it is caused by either a corrupt registry or a registry that is not properly configured. Code 47 can also occur if there are corrupt or missing files on the computer.

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1. Restore the registry to a previous state

The steps to restore the registry to a previous state in order to fix code 47 are as follows:

  1. Start the Windows registry editor by entering “regedit” in the Start menu search bar.
  2. Locate the registry key that is associated with the code 47 error and delete the entire registry key.
  3. Restart the computer to apply the changes.

2. Run a virus scan

In order to run a virus scan and fix code 47 error, you will need to:

  1. Go to the Start button and type “cmd” into the search bar. Right-click on the cmd.exe program that appears and select Run as administrator.
  2. In the command prompt window, type the following command: scannow
  3. When the scan is complete, click on the Fix Code 47 button.
  4. If the code 47 error is still present, please follow the steps below. a. Click on the Start button and type “regedit” into the search bar. Right-click on the regedit.exe program that appears and select Run as administrator. b. In the regedit window, locate and click on the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon c. On the right side of the Winlogon key, locate and double-click on the Value name that starts with “Shell”. d. In the value data field, enter “explorer.exe” (without the quotes) and click on OK. e. Close the regedit window.
  5. Restart your computer.

3. Update drivers

In order to update drivers in order to fix code 47 error, the first step is to determine the driver that is causing the issue. Once the driver is identified, the next step is to download and install the updated driver. If the installation fails, then the next step is to reinstall the operating system. If all of the above steps fail, then the issue may be caused by a corrupt file or driver and a reinstallation of the operating system may be the only solution.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Reinstall Windows