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The findstr.exe file

According to our database, the findstr.exe file is part of Microsoft Windows Operating System, so the findstr.exe file probably got onto your computer during the installation of Microsoft Windows Operating System.

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The findstr.exe file's details

Below, we have summarized the details of the findstr.exe file known to us. The manufacturers constantly update their software, so naturally findstr.exe may exist in a different version with a different name. The data below summarizes the parameters of the findstr.exe file with the 10.0:10240.16384 version number.

29 kB (29696 B)
Internal name:
Original filename:
Find String (QGREP) Utility
© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Windows Operating System (Microsoft Windows 10)
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The links related to the findstr.exe

We try to collect the websites where you can find further information about the findstr.exe file.

The findstr.exe's possible errors

Below are the top five most common findstr.exe errors and how to fix them.

findstr.exe - Application error

The instruction at "0x????????" reference memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be read.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • Faulty program code. Signal the error to the application's developer, and try installing a newer version.
  • It's possible that there isn't enough memory available for the application. Free up memory be temporarily stopping some applications or services.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your computer checked, with special attention to the RAM modules.

findstr.exe - Error

The program can't start because ???.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The DLL file required for running findstr.exe is either missing or out of date. Reinstall the application.

findstr.exe - Access denied

findstr.exe - Access denied

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The antivirus software may have blocked access to the findstr.exe file. Check your antivirus software's log and quarantine.
  • You don't have the permissions to run the findstr.exe. Change the permissions of the file.
  • The findstr.exe file may have been damaged. Reinstall the application.

findstr.exe - Error

findstr.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The findstr.exe isn't installed. Install the application.

findstr.exe - Application error

The exception Illegal Instruction. An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The findstr.exe uses an instruction set that isn't supported by your CPU. Install the version that is adequate to your computer.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your cimputer checked, with special attention to your CPU's cooling.

Other executable files related to the findstr.exe

Microsoft Windows Operating System uses other executable files besides the findstr.exe file. The file’s names can be different with each version.

Windows Mail
Windows Contacts
Windows Journal Note Writer Progress Dialog
Windows Journal
Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel
Personalize Handwriting Recognition UI
Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility

Downloading the findstr.exe

If you need the findstr.exe file because the file system is damaged, then we suggest that you reinstall Microsoft Windows Operating System. Copying an executable usually doesn't solve the problem.


Never open an executable file that you received in an e-mail! Even if it seems like you received it from a reliable person. In most cases, the viruses circulating on the Internet get onto the infected computers from sources that are believed to be reliable.

During the analysis, we checked all the executable files registered by us with at least 2 antivirus softwares.

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Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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