[Solved] How to Fix Roblox Studio Errors Files Are Missing or Corrupted (7 Working Methods)
Imagine you're back home from school. Eager to boot up bloxburg with your buddies, and you get the infamous "Studio files are missing" prompt. It's quite the buzzkill. Imagine that feeling when you're creating your very own Roblox game. It can be quite frustrating.
But we here at Global Gaming are all too familiar with the trials and tribulations and the myriad of random error messages that Roblox Studio loves to give us.
This guide specifically aims to fix the "studio files are missing" error. Without further ado, let us start.
Method 1: Run Roblox as Administrator
Running Roblox as an administrator is common knowledge at this point, but for the uninitiated, running Roblox with administrator privilege fixes most of Roblox's shortcomings.
Although it might seem quite daunting, running Roblox with administrator privileges gives the application complete access to the system files. To run Roblox as an administrator, follow the steps below.
Right-click the Roblox Studio icon on either your desktop or your system files.
Click the option "Run this program as an administrator."
Run Roblox studio
On the odd chance that you aren’t able to change Roblox studio privileges. You might want to follow the guide that fixes the “User is blocked” Roblox error.
If you find manually running Roblox as an administrator every time you launch cumbersome, you can follow the below steps to make it so that Roblox launches with administrator privileges by default.
Right-click the Roblox Studio icon on either your desktop or your system files.
Click on the compatibility tab.
Check the box that says, "Run this program as an administrator."
Apply the settings and exit.
Method 2: Re-Installing the Roblox studio client
If the method above still gives you the same errors. There might be an issue with the way that Roblox was installed initially. This is an underlying problem and happens way more than you might think.
To fix this problem, follow the steps stated below.
Navigate to the control panel. If you can't find it, right-click your windows icon, and the option should be present.
Click on the "Uninstall a program" option.
Scroll until you find Roblox Studio.
Right-click and uninstall the game.
If Roblox Studio for Admin is present, it is imperative that you uninstall that as well.
Restart your computer and reinstall Roblox.
When you're reinstalling Roblox, make sure to install it from the Roblox official website since Roblox is a game catered towards primarily children. There is an abundance of fake websites that inject malware into computers.
Method 3: Check your Antivirus quarantine files.
Although this might be a quite esoteric issue, but some users have reported that whenever Roblox studio is installed, their respective antiviruses deem some of the files that the Roblox studio installer as "Malicious"; hence, they are placed under quarantine.
This isn't an issue that is ubiquitous with all antiviruses, but a select few. Most notably: Avast, Mcafee.
I never thought I'd see the day that I'd be praising Windows defender's false positive detection algorithm, but if you don't have an external antivirus installed, this isn't likely going to be a problem for you.
We can not detail exactly how to restore the contents of every respective antivirus’ quarantine, but restoring is pretty straightforward.
The steps below are for Windows defender specifically, but following your respective antivirus website instructions will do the job.
- Right-click the windows defender icon in your system tray.
Click on the "View security dashboard" option.
- This will take you to the Windows Defender dashboard.
Click on the "Virus and threat protection" option.
Under "Current Threats," there should be an option named "Protection History."
Click on "Protection History"
Locate any and all Roblox-related files present.
Once located, click on the drop-down menu for the respective file and allow access.
Disclaimer: It is always wise to check the legitimacy of your restoring files.
If you're not sure if the files you're restoring and removing from quarantine are malicious or not, hopping on google and doing a quick search is always a good idea.
Websites like MalwareFixes are a great tool for self-diagnosing any potential Malware.
Hackers disguise malicious files very well, so the average end-user might end up restoring something that is potentially harmful to their system. Hence, proceeding with the utmost caution is advised.
Method 4: Deleting/Modifying Roblox Studio Launcher Beta
Sometimes, the issue can be caused by a very niche RobloxStudioLauncher Beta shortcut that is present on your desktop.
It may run into launch issues like the ones present in Method 1. The method is more or less the same but with different files.
To be able to modify/delete delicate files like RobloxStudioLauncher Beta, you need to be signed into a user account with administrator privileges.
To modify RobloxStudioLauncher Beta, follow the below steps.
Search for "Roblox Studio" in your windows search.
Right-click Roblox studio and click on the "Open file location" option.
You once again have to Right-click the "Roblox Studio" shortcut and click on the "Open file location" option.
- Right-click the "RobloxStudioLauncher Beta" file and click on the "Properties" option.
- Under compatibility settings, check the "Run this program as an administrator" option.
Click "Apply" and then "OK".
Repeat Steps 4-5 for the "RobloxStudio Beta" files as well.
Launch Roblox Studio
Right-click the Windows button on the bottom left of your screen
Select "Apps and Features"
Type "Roblox" and uninstall "Roblox Studio for XXX" (XXX being your computer's username)
Now head over to your desktop, hit "Windows Key + R," and type "%localappdata%."
Once you're in, find the Roblox folder.
Click on versions
Delete any instances of "RobloxStudioLauncherBeta" that are present but not the folders themselves. (i.e. Empty the contents of "Version-XXXXXXXX)
Reinstall Roblox Studio from the official Roblox Studio website
Warning: DO NOT delete anything with the "RobloxPlayer" keyword. This is the launcher files and holds your application configurations.
Method 6: Check for errors on the drive
Sometimes, the issue might be files being corrupted or altogether missing. If all else fails, this will point to the hardware being the culprit. If corruption is a recurring issue with your system, try following the steps in the Roblox Studio has encountered an unrecoverable error article.
Faulty hard drives and SSDs cause rampant issues, not only for Roblox Studio but your computer's general data. So, it's best to nip the issue in the bud. To prevent the loss of valuable data.
Running the built-in windows hard drive error checker is a good way to screen for drive defects. To run the check, follow the steps below.
Search for "This PC" in the windows search bar
Right-click the drive where Roblox Studio is installed
- Click on the "Tools" tab
Under the Error Checking tab, click on the "Check" button
If errors do show up, running a more comprehensive disk checker like CrystalDiskInfo would be wise since it thoroughly examines all drive sectors.
Method 7: Contact Roblox customer support
If you've tried the last six methods and it had no effect on the error itself. There might be a serious underlying issue.
This is where we suggest you contact Roblox customer support. Roblox studio customer support is usually very helpful in this regard.
The wonderful people at Roblox customer support state that it takes about 2-3 business days to reply, but it's usually much quicker than that. On average, it takes around 48 hours from submitting your ticket to resolution.
If you have no idea how to contact Roblox customer support, follow the below steps.
Head on over to https://www.roblox.com/support
Enter your and your account's details.
Select your platform (i.e, iPhone, Android, Windows, etc.)
Select "Technical support" in the "Type of help category" drop-down menu.
Write about the issue you're facing (i.e. Roblox studio files missing).
Submit your complaint.
Roblox customer support will send you an automatic confirmation email. Based on what Reddit has said, they usually reply within 1-3 business days. Fret not. Roblox customer support is very helpful, and they usually reply much faster. Hopefully, this guide has helped you successfully launch Roblox Studio once again.