Sxstrace.exe Just Flashes When I Open It - Windows 10 Creator RRS feed

  • Question

  • The debugging file, sxstrace.exe v10.0.15063.0, in  the SysWOW64 folder just flashes for a tenth of a second when I try to open it. Is it corrupt?

    There are no viable instructions to run it without using the Run command, but those are weak too. Has the app been adapted to a more user friendly method with instructions for Windows 10?
    Monday, July 24, 2017 2:04 AM

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  • It might be easiest to open a command line window (like cmd.exe) and then type sxstrace.exe there.  That way the text will persist on the screen rather than flashing and disappearing.  Typing sxstrace.exe with no parameters just shows the help.  It will disappear quickly if you type it into the Run box.


    Additionally, there is a YouTube video that shows how to use sxstrace.exe.  The presentation isn't great but the basics are there.  Search for "sxstrace cmd command line tool windows 7 (WinSxs Tracing Utility)"

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:35 PM