Overwolf doesn’t launch

Even though Overwolf is 100% safe to use and is very popular among pro-gamers all over the world, some AV programs have blacklisted it in the past, and using them might prevent Overwolf from launching properly on your PC.

If upon launching Overwolf, nothing happens (the appstore won't open, you can't see the dock, etc), please follow the next steps:

 

Windows 10 users:

  1. Click on the Windows key + R
  2. Type: regedit and click yes
  3. Copy and paste this text into the search bar and click ENTER:
    \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\
  4. On the file explorer to your left, look for folders named 'overwolf.exe' and 'overwolflauncher.exe'
  5. If they exist, right-click them and choose 'delete'
  6. Try running Overwolf

 

Windows 7 users:

  1. Click on the Windows key + R
  2. Type: regedit and click yes
  3. On the file explorer to your left, start opening folders by this path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion -> Image File Execution Options
  4. In the last folder you opened (Image File Execution Options), look for folders named 'overwolf.exe' and 'overwolflauncher.exe'
  5. If they exist, right-click them and choose 'delete'
  6. Try running Overwolf

* If these folders ('overwolf.exe' and 'overwolflauncher.exe') don't exist in this location, the issue you're experiencing with running Overwolf is different.
Please contact us and we will do our best to assist you!

 

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