How to Fix Application Load Error 5:0000065434 || The Easiest Way

Steam games are the most popular among all the PC games. Despite having so much popularity, steam games have a lot of issues which brings a question mark to their reliability. One of the main issues that steam gamers facing from the beginning is Application load error 5:0000065434.

Well it turns out that, you can easily fix this issue within few minutes just by following the instructions that I’ve given for you. The solution I have given here is a one-time process that is you won’t need to do that again and again for all the problematic games.

In this post I will be giving you a 5 step process to solve this problem once and for all. But you shouldn’t miss any step to make sure that you don’t see this annoying error again in your entire life.

What does Application Load Error 5:0000065434 mean?


Before we go further, let’s start with the basics. It’ll help you for later on. So, keep reading.

1. What does Application load error 5:0000065434 mean?
Answer: It means that the application which you want to run is facing issues with its directory. 

2. Why am I seeing Application load error 5:0000065434 while starting up a game from steam?
Answer: It’s simple. Your computer is unable to locate the file of the game where you have installed it.

3. What are the main reasons for showing Application load error 5:0000065434?
Answer: There are many reasons. But the most prominent reasons are:
•Installing the steam app and its games to a different directory other than the provided one.
•Removing or replacing any files from game’s directory.
•Having conflicting and corrupted files or any reason inside the game’s directory folder.

4. How to solve Application load error 5:0000065434?
Answer: The most useful fix is to copy & paste the application files from the file location of your problematic game to the steam library folder which is usually (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common). We will discuss it more extensively later on in the post.

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The Easiest Fix for Application Load error 5:0000065434

This solution tends to be the easiest one and that is why I’ve given it first so that you can solve the problem as quick as possible. This solution has worked for me and my friends at first try. So here are the steps you have to do to solve it:

1. At first right-click on the steam shortcut in the desktop. Then select open file location.

2. After the folder opens you’ll see an application file named Steam.exe which you’ll need to copy.

3. Now navigate to the folder (C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common) and then paste the steam.exe application file.

Finally after completing these steps you can try running the games which were showing the error. If this worked for you then you are good to go. If this step didn’t then let me enlighten you by saying that:

Step-1: Deleting the Folder My Games

You really shouldn’t skip this step while troubleshooting this error. This is a very easy fix and this method has helped many users it’s definitely worth the little struggle

But your question might be:

How to do it?

Here’s how:

At first open My computer/This PC. Then go to Documents which you can find in the quick access taskbar on the left side.



You‘ll see a folder names My Games which you’ll need to delete.

But you need to be careful because:

Most of the save game data is kept inside this folder. So, make sure that you have a back of the save game files of your games from this folder and then delete this folder. It’s recommended that you install steam freshly after doing this then you won’t face any problem.

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Step-2: Verifying Integrity of Game Files

This is a solution for all the games.

The good thing is:

This process will help to recover and download the corrupted and the missing files of the games that are showing the error 5:0000065434.

Ok, let’s get right into the process:

Open steam from desktop shortcut.

At the top of the window you’ll see a tab named Library. Click on it and then you’ll see your steam games and then select the game that is showing you the error. Right click on the game and select properties and then open local files tab in the new window of properties.

Here you’ll find a button named VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES. Click on it and wait till it’s done.

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Step-3: Using Commands to link the steam app to its directory

At first search for Run in the search bar then write cmd in its text box and the command window will open.



You’ll need to write the following commands and press Enter to execute them.

So, here are the commands

Cd “<GameFolder>”
Mklink “steam.exe” “<SteamFolder>\steam.exe”

After doing this process properly, you can reopen the games which were showing the error. Hopefully they won’t show it again.

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Step-4: Finishing up

There are few small activities that might solve all your problems very easily. Some of them are discussed below:

Use Run as Administrator while opening the steam app and the games that are showing this error.

It’s very simple.

You can right-click on the apps and you will see a options named Run as Administrator and it will show a new window for asking your permission. You ‘ll need to hit “Yes” to continue. That’s it.

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How to link games to GeForce Experience

We all know that GeForce Experience is an excellent app to optimize your game settings for your graphics card. But some people find problem while linking the games to this app.

Some steam apps are not shown in the page where you can see the games in GeForce experience. Some games also show application load error 5:0000065434 while linking the games to this app.

Your question might be:

How can I solve this problem?​​​​

It’s very easy.


At first you’ll need to delete the app shortcut of the game that is causing the problem.

Then you’ll have to open the library tab in the steam like we have shown before then open the properties of the games that are not showing in the GeForce Experience app. In the GENERAL tab you’ll see a button names CREATE DESKTOP SHORTCUT. Click on it and a new shortcut of the game will be created.

Then close it. After doing this simply open the GeForce Experience app and click the refresh button to get the app there. You can then optimize it later on like you want.

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