What is Localbridge.exe?

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Localbridge.exe file Information

The localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f is a variant of the error 0xc000012f which generally denotes that the binary code you are trying to run is corrupted.

You might get this error when trying to run an executable file such as localbridge.exe. A common message that accompanies the error popup notes that the executable file is not designed to run on Windows, which in the case of localbridge.exe is odd because localbridge.exe is associated with MS Office apps.

The localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f is known to cause problems that might slow down your computer, or that make it unresponsive. It can also make it difficult to access some Windows applications. In this article, we will discuss ways that might help you resolve issues stemming from this particular error.

What Causes the Localbridge.exe Error

The localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f in Windows 10/11 is said to be caused by a DLL mismatch. A DLL (dynamic link library) is a library for code and data that can be accessed by multiple programs at the same time. When a software such as localbridge.exe fails to locate the correct DLL, it can cause errors in your Windows device.

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How to Fix the Localbridge.Exe Error

How do you go about fixing the localbridge.exe error? Well, there are multiple ways of fixing this particular issue.

1. PC Repair Tool

The first and perhaps the most useful way is to clean your computer with a PC repair tool such as Outbyte PC Repair. The PC repair tool will scan your entire system and, in the process , identify all the performance limiting issues.

As noted, the localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f in Windows 10/11 is caused by a DLL mismatch, and with the help of a PC repair tool, the missing DLLs will be easily replaced.

Computers also act up because of malware and the PC repair tool will help you identify any malware that may be causing the localbridge.exe application to behave in unexpected ways.

2. Disk Clean Up

The disk cleanup process is a Windows process that can be used to delete junk files and free up space on your computer. In the case of the localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f, you would want to clean system files. Here is how to do that:

  1. In the search box, type disk cleanup. Select Disk Cleanup.
  2. In the Disk Cleanup utility, select Clean up system files.
  3. You can also clean up Temporary files, Setup log files and the Recycle Bin.
  4. Click OK.

After doing the cleanup, reboot the device so that the changes can be applied. See if you still get the error.

3. Perform an SFC Scan

When system files are broken, they can cause several issues, including the localbridge.exe Bad Image error 0xc000012f. The way to fix system files is to perform an SFC scan that will scan, detect and replace corrupted files from the Windows cache folder. Here is how to perform a n SFC scan on a Windows 10/11 device:

  1. In the search box, type cmd to launch the command prompt. Right-click and Run as Administrator.
  2. If you are using Windows 10/11, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, it is recommended to first run the Deployment Image Serving and Management (DISM) tool before running the system file checker.
  3. To do this, type the following command in the cmd: exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Running the DISM tool allows Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions in the system files. If running the DISM tool fails to prevent the localbridge.exe error from happening again, you can proceed and perform a system file scan. Simply type sfc/scannow into the command prompt and hit enter.

The system file scan that you have initiated will scan all of your computer’s protected files and replace the corrupted ones with a cached copy that is to be found in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

The scanning process might take some time, so while tempting, do not close the Command Prompt until the process 100% done. After the scan is done, you might get any of the following messages:

  • Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

This means that there were no corrupt or missing system files.

  • Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

To resolve this issue, run the System File Checker in safe mode. You also need to make sure that the PendingDeletes and Pending Renames folder exist under %WinDir%\WinSxS\Temp.

  • Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.

If you get this message, check to see if the error has been dealt with.

  • Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

If you get this message, you can view more details on the CBS.Log file.

4. Uninstall Windows Updates

Sometimes, you might get the localbridge.exe error parsing due to some Windows Updates. If this is the case, then you can just uninstall the updates or revert your computer to an earlier functioning state using system restore.

Here is how to uninstall updates on your Windows device:

  1. Type appwiz.cpl on the taskbar and hit enter.
  2. Go to Programs and Features and click on “View installed updates”.
  3. Find the updates that have recently been installed and click Uninstall.

Hopefully, the above solutions will be of great help to you in dealing with localbridge.exe errors, including the localbridge.exe element not found error.

If you have any suggestions or other ways of dealing with this particular error, please feel free to share in the comment section below.

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1 thought on “What is Localbridge.exe?
  1. Kasindra
    January 6, 2022, 3:38 PM

    exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth does not work

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