SKSE64 Not Working How to fix it Easily (Step By Step Guide)
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SKSE64 Not Working: How to fix it Easily (Step By Step Guide)

The Skyrim Script Extender 64 tool, also called SKSE64 for short, is a modding tool used to create complex modes in the Skyrim Special Edition game. It is quite popular and is what is being used to create some of the most popular modes of the game. Although this is a solid performance tool, there are instances when some issues may arise. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will address the issue of SKSE64 not working.

How To Fix SKSE64 Not Working Issue

I recommend that you try restarting your computer first before troubleshooting with the suggested steps for this particular problem. This will refresh the operating system as well as eliminate corrupt temporary data and is very useful in fixing most software issues.

There are many factors that can cause this particular problem, from interfering with an antivirus program to a bad mood. Here are some troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Access the firewall

A common cause of this problem is that it has been blocked by a firewall, so you need to make sure it has access to the firewall.

  • Click on the Startup Menu and choose the “Settings” icon.
  • Within the settings, click on the “Updates and Security” option.
  • Select the “Windows Security” option from the left pane.
  • Click on the “Firewall and Network Protection” option.
  • Choose the “Allow an application through firewall” option.
  • Click “Change settings” to give the necessary permissions.
  • Allow “Skyrim” and all Skyrim-related applications through both “public” and “private” networks.
  • Make sure “steam” is also allowed.
  • Click “OK”, play the game.

Check that Skyrim Script Extender 64 is still not working.

Turn off the antivirus

You will need to check if the antivirus software installed on your computer is causing the problem. To do this, try disabling the antivirus.

If you are using Windows Security

  • Select Start – Settings> Update & Security – Windows Security – Virus & Threat Protection> Manage Settings
  • Switch Real-time protection to Off.

If you are using Avast

  • Find the Avast icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on the Avast Shields control.
  • Find options for disabling the program – until the computer restarts or permanently (unless you return it yourself) it will be disabled for 10 minutes, one hour. Select the option that is right for you and use it to disable the program.

If you are using AVG

  • Find the AVG icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click Temporarily Disable AVG Protection.
  • Choose how long you want to turn off AVG and whether you want AVG to disable its firewall.
  • Click OK to disable the antivirus program.

If you are using McAfee

  • Find McAfee Antivirus icons in your computer’s system tray and right-click on them.
  • Click on Exit.
  • You should see a dialog box warning you that McAfee’s protection will be turned off. Click Yes in this dialog box to disable the anti-virus program.

If Skyrim Script Extender 64 does not work in this mode, you will need to add the game to the list of exceptions to your antivirus software.

Windows Security

  • Click on the Start Menu and choose the “Settings” icon.
  • Within the settings, click on the “Updates and Security” option.
  • Choose “Windows Security” from the left pane.
  • Now click on “Virus and Threat Protection” and select them.
  • Click on the “Manage Settings” option under the heading “Virus and Threat Protection Settings”.
  • Now scroll down and click “Add or Remove an Exclusion” under the “Exclusions” heading.
  • Click “Add an Exclusion” and select “Folder”.
  • Add the Skyrim installation folder to this.

Bitdefender

  • Open the Bitdefender by clicking on the shield icon shown below in the picture and go to the protection window.
  • Click on the link which says View Modules.
  • Click the Settings icon that you can see in the upper right corner of AntiVirus.
  • Go to the Exceptions tab in the window.
  • Click “List of files and folders excluded from scanning”.
  • Click the ADD button. Navigate to your game directory and select the folder to remove it from the scanning process. You must also choose both options before adding an exception.
  • Click Add and save changes.
  • You can also add the game executable file to the list of exceptions by clicking “List of processes excluded from scanning”.

Avast Antivirus

  • Open the Avast interface.
  • Click Settings in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • From Settings, find General and scroll down the options until you find Exclusions.
  • Expand this section and you will see a dialog where you can add global exceptions. Navigate to your game directory using the Browse option.
  • Once you’ve selected the game folder, click on ADD at the bottom left of the screen. Press OK and it is now added to global exceptions to Avast AntiVirus.

McAfee Antivirus

  • Open the McAfee Antivirus by clicking on its icon on the toolbar at the bottom right of your Windows.
  • Click on Manage Security.
  • Select the Schedule and Run Scan option in the Virus and Spyware Protection box.
  • Select the Schedule Scans option from the list of options below. A new window will open and you will see the Add button at the bottom of the Exclude Files and Folders tab. Select the game directory after clicking Add via File Explorer.
  • Once you’ve reached the location, select the folder and save the changes.

Kaspersky AV

  • Open Kaspersky AV from the icon in your taskbar at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Go to the Settings Menu.
  • Select the Additional tab and select the Threats and Expenses tab from the list of given options.
  • Click Configure Exclusions present in the center of the screen.
  • Select the Add option at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Now go to the game directory using the Browse button. Once you’ve reached the location, select the folder and save the changes.

Malwarebytes

  • Open your Malwarebytes window either by clicking on the icon in the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen or by clicking on the program’s launch file.
  • Once the program opens, click the Malware Exclusions tab on the left side of the window.
  • In this tab, you find an option called “Add Folder”. Click on it and you will be taken to File Explorer from where you can easily select your game directory. Once you’ve reached the location, select the folder and save the changes.

Check if the Skyrim Script Extender 64 not working issue still occurs.

Disable defective methods

The last troubleshooting step that you can do is to disable the defective mods which could be causing the problem.

  • Launch Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and select Methods from the main menu.
  • Find the mode you desire to uninstall in your library.
  • Select the method you want to uninstall and select Delete or Disable

Check if the Skyrim Script Extender 64 not working issue still occurs.

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