Windows 10 users have reported the latest “Element not found” error. This error occurs when users try to access settings, universal applications and other settings. Sometimes this annoying error also appears when you try to open an image / photo in JPG file format.
Element not found Windows 10 errors can directly affect the functionality and efficiency of the Windows 10 system, and you can’t access settings and universal apps. Fortunately, you can fix this nasty error and use the following methods to fix it.
What does “Element not found” error in Windows 10 mean?
The Windows Explorer file, Windows GUI Shell, located in the subfolder C: \ Program Files on all Windows computers is the main cause of this error. In addition, most programs will only work correctly if the file is executed correctly.
If the Windows Explorer file does not run correctly, there may be errors in the driver files. Also, existing problems in the software architecture or problematic system updates can kill running processes. You may have problems launching an application, viewing an image, or changing settings in the Windows menu.
The “Element not found” error occurs in almost all versions of the Windows operating system, but Windows 10 is the most prone to this problem http://windowsbulletin.com/windows-10-error-element-not-found/.
Restart Windows Explorer in the Task Manager.
1] Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to open the Security Settings window.
2] Select Task Manager from the list of options.
3] Expand the Task Manager window and locate the Windows Explorer process. Right-click it and select End Task.
4] Click File> Run New Task.
5] Write Explorer and select the Create this task with administrator privileges check box.
6] Click OK.
Remove all recent updates from Windows 10
Because of recent Windows updates, sometimes your system displays an error that the Windows 10 Element is not found. So, in this method, we are going to remove the problematic updates from Windows. To do this, follow the following steps:
1: Access the system settings.
2: Then go to the Update and Security option.
3: Then click Show history of installed updates.
4: Now click Remove Updates.
Here you can see a list of installed updates. So uninstall the recently installed updates and see if they solve the problem or not.
Sometimes when you uninstall or remove Windows 10 programs or updates, they may not be completely removed from your system. Registry traces and unnecessary files may be left behind. Therefore, it is recommended to use a third-party uninstaller.
Run an SFC scan.
Damaged system files can also cause an error. Hence, you need to run an SFC scan to find the corrupted files and restore them if necessary.
- Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (administrator) from the menu that appears.
- Type sfc / scannow at the command prompt and press Enter.
- Wait for the scan to complete. If there are any problems with your system files, you will be notified to fix them.
Run the DISM scan
If you are unable to run the SFC scan or want to check the results of the scan, here is how you can run the DISM scan:
- Run the command line as administrator, as described in the previous method.
- Type this command DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth and press Enter.
- Wait for the scan to complete and see if the “Item not found” error is resolved.