The RealDownloader is not opening but in the taskbar

If you RealDownloader cannot be open but you are able to see it in taskbar. Go to the following folder to get rid of the Real and RealNetworks folders.

C:\Users\<current user>\AppData\Roaming

Make sure you temporary disable the Hide protected operating system files in Folder Options.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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4 Responses to The RealDownloader is not opening but in the taskbar

  1. vickie says:

    Go to the following folder to get rid of the Real and RealNetworks folders.??
    how does getting rid of the folders help? Other than re-installing?

  2. Bob says:

    Thank you for posting this. The last two times I had this issue I uninstalled then re-installed RealPlayer. This is a much easier/faster solution. I had to go to Task Manager to stop all Real processes before I could delete the folders. Once the folders were deleted Real Downloader started behaving again.

  3. Mark says:

    How do I do this in window 8 sr2 ?

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