error code 126

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06 May, 2020 09:59 AM


I'm trying to install anki app on my computer and the error always occurs right after installation no matter what version I try to use use - 2.1.22, 2.1.25, then later on I tried 2.1.15 (basic and alternate) because I read this might help. The app doesn't open afterwards. I'm attaching the screenshot of the error.
Could you help me solve this?
Thanks in advance.

  1. 1 Posted by addons_zz on 06 May, 2020 07:46 PM

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    What is your operating system? Is it x64 or 32 bits?

    Try installing this:

    If after installing it, it still does not work, try this:

    1. Backup your collection (your Anki directory on your local computer), see Managing Files and Your Collection
    2. Try uninstalling Anki
    3. Ensure the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Anki is deleted
    4. Ensure the directory C:\Program Files\Anki is deleted
    5. And download the latest version from


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Damien Elmes on 06 May, 2020 11:19 PM

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    If 2.1.15 doesn't work either, I'm afraid there is likely some issue with your system that is preventing Anki from running, and the only solution may be updating your Windows to a newer version.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 06 May, 2020 11:20 PM

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    (or reinstalling it - either of which are quite involved tasks I'm afraid)

  4. 4 Posted by tahtimittari on 07 May, 2020 08:09 AM

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    I reinstalled it as was mentioned above, I read some tips in other threads before. I have 64bits one.

    I won't bother about playing with windows, I'll just start with android app on my phone. Easier way.

    Thank you for the support.

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