MySQL Workbench crash on start on Windows


I`ve just installed my MySQL Workbench and it crashes on start and i really dont know what to do with it. Error codes from Event Log :

Application Error
Application that causes trobule: MySQLWorkbench.exe
time signature: 0x541717ae
Name of the module that causes error: KERNELBASE.dll, 
version: 6.1.7601.18409, 
time signature: 0x5315a05a
exception code: 0xe0434352
error shift: 0x000000000000940d
ID of process that cause trobule: 0x8c0
Hour of launching the application that causes error: 0x01cffc736e910602
Path of the applicatin that causes error: D:\Programy\MySQL Workbench 6.2\MySQLWorkbench.exe
Path of the module that causes error:  C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Raport id: ae1d15f1-6866-11e4-8572-20689d5ba829 


.NET Runtime
Application: MySQLWorkbench.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
   at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(System.String[]) 

Any idea how to fix this?

asked on Stack Overflow Nov 11, 2014 by VanDavv

6 Answers


got same error. found "_README_FOR_ZIP_PACKAGE.txt" file in "" file says

MySQL Workbench needs the following prerequisites:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 (

installed both. and now, it works. hope this information can help somebody.

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 21, 2014 by noname

Install Windows (x86, 32-bit), MSI Installer) from this link , even if your are using 64 bit operating system. MySQL Installer is 32 bit, but will install both 32 bit and 64 bit binaries.

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answered on Stack Overflow Jun 3, 2015 by Puneet Pandey • edited Jun 3, 2015 by Puneet Pandey

Hi Please install the MSVC 2013 runtime redistributables from MS:

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 22, 2015 by Ferhat KOÇER

Since I am on Win 7 64-bit, I only installed the 64-bit (x64) version of Visual Studio 2013, and got this error.

How I was able to get past this was:

1) Uninstalling MySQL Workbench, and everything else, except for the MySQL Installer.

2) Installing the 32-bit (x86) version of Visual Studio 2013 (in addition to the 64-bit version)

3) Adding MySQL Workbench, and the other connectors/utilities I wanted.

I'm not sure whether you need both 32-bit or 64-bit, but having both worked for me...

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 2, 2014 by John Woods

I use version Windows (x86, 64-bit), ZIP Archive


Try installing Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013

Hope this helps!

answered on Stack Overflow Apr 12, 2017 by dnguyen • edited Jun 20, 2020 by Community

MySQL Workbench 8.0.... 5 years later, same poor installation doc...

Faulting application name: MySQLWorkbench.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5df6944b
Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(System.String[])

... from


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019

No links on MySQL page but the VC can be found at the bottom under "Other Tools and Frameworks" ...

answered on Stack Overflow Apr 3, 2020 by MetaSimian

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