Bumped into the “No such interface supported” error while trying to open an application and are clueless about how to fix the issue. You’d surely be able to resolve the issue after the solutions mentioned in this post. Here we’ll try to understand why this issue surfaces and the various ways you can fix the issue.
Why Does The “No Such Interface Supported” Error Surface?
The error mostly surfaces when you are trying to open applications or files, especially via the Windows explorer, And it can thereby, affect your productivity. Here are some of the common reasons why this error surfaces –
- Improper Installation –
It could be that the application wasn’t installed properly.
- Bug In Your Windows –
Bugs often hit Windows applications. A quick update can help you fix the issue
- Corrupt System Files –
This is one of the common reasons why this error surfaces. Not only corrupt system files but even missing system files can be the culprit behind this error.
- Corrupt DLL Files –
Corrupt DLL files and errors are one of the most common reasons behind a variety of system issues and the error at hand is no different. Even though we have already mentioned a way to fix it in this post. For a more detailed workaround, you can check out this post.
Best Ways To Deal With The “No Such Interface Supported” Error
1. Update the Application
If it’s an application that you have installed from the Microsoft Store, you may want to check if there is an update available. Once you have updated the application, check if the error still persists or not.
- Open the Windows search bar and head on to Microsoft Store.
- Click on Library from the left-hand side.
- From the right, click on Get updates
- Wait for the updates.
- Once the affected application is updated, reboot your PC.
2. Uninstall and Reinstall The Application
Sometimes when an installation of an application is not proper or if it is abruptly halted due to some reason, issues like the “no such interface supported” may occur. The best bet here is to uninstall the application and then conduct a fresh install.
- Open Control Panel
- Click on Programs and Features.
- Locate the problematic application.
- Uninstall it by clicking on the Uninstall button at the top.
- Reinstall the application.
Please note: If the above steps do not resolve the issue, you might have to completely uninstall an application, in a way, that no residue files are left behind. To do that you can take help from this post.
3. Reset and Repair The Application
Maybe you won’t need to uninstall the application. Windows itself has a mechanism using which you can repair or reset applications. For that, follow the steps mentioned below. Again, the steps below will only be of help if the application has been installed from Microsoft Store –
- Open Settings by pressing the Windows + I button.
- From the left, click on Apps.
- From the right, click on Installed apps.
- Locate the app that’s creating issues.
- Check if by clicking on the three dots on the right of the application, you are getting Advanced options
- If yes, click on it. On the next page, click on Repair and then check if the error is resolved or not.
- If not, click on Reset.
4. Re-register The Potential DLL Files That Are Creating Issues
Re-Registering the DLL files of the application causing issues can also be one of the ways to fix the issue. Here are the steps for the same –
- Open the administrative Command Prompt, by typing cmd in the Windows search bar.
- When the Command Prompt opens, type regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll and press Enter
- If this command doesn’t work, type FOR /R C:\ %G IN (*.dll) DO “%systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe” /s “%G
5. Run SFC Command
As we mentioned at the beginning of the post, corrupt system files can be one of the reasons why the error “no such interface supported” has occurred. A simple SFC scan could just be the solution you need in that case –
- Open Administrative Command Prompt as mentioned above.
- When the Command Prompt opens, type sfc /scannow
- Press Enter.
6. Remove Malware
Malicious threats notoriously creep inside your Windows system and can aggravate errors like the one in question. A malware scan can help you identify and remove any impending virus infections before they lead to more serious issues. Here are some of the best Antivirus software that could help you protect your Windows PC from malware.
Apart from trying the above workarounds, you can also try to open the application or file by right-clicking on it and then choosing Open with. Next, select the appropriate application to open the file. Alternatively, you can try and double-click on it and open the file or application. Hopefully, after trying everything that we have mentioned in this post, you will be able to fix the the “No such interface supported” error. And, if you have been able to, do let us know in the comments section below. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek