The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim application load error is not common as far now these days with steam games. The application load error is coming up casually as per daily routine from steam.
To fix the Elder Scrolls V Skyrim application load error is to link the game folder destination to the steam so that it can find its content and run the game smoothly. There are some advanced methods like linking the game folder to steam via cmd and from steam options. And also make sure to check for corrupted files and 3rd party antivirus software and you also make sure that you are running the steam with administrative privileges.
Those mentioned above methods can be hard and cumbersome to perform on their own so let’s just follow these steps so you don’t mess up with your system anymore.
Mentioned methods down there are not just applicable to Elder Scrolls V Skyrim only, you can perform it to any game.
What is an application load error?
The Application Load Error or Application Load Error 5:0000065434 means the application that you want to run is facing an issue with its directory. Steam is also confused to resolve this issue on its own.
This type of issue is occurring mostly because we gamers like to be organized when it comes in terms of gaming. Installing Steam on “C Drive “ and “D or other” Drive.
Installing the game to a different location from its default location where it should be installed.
How do I fix application load error 5:0000065434?
There are in total 5 ways through which the application load error 5:0000065434 can be fixed. The serialization of the solution matters so performs it in that way and don’t skip to other solutions directly.
Deleting the appcache folder
simply deleting the appcache folder from the steam folder where it’s installed as the default option is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\.
Simply Right-Click on the appcache folder and select the delete option from the menu. Or you can Left-Click on that folder and press the SHIFT + DELETE button to delete it.
Not many users have found this solution to benefit them or have solved their issues.
Restarting Steam with an Administrator Privilege
Restarting steam as an administrator can solve your issues as now steam can perform those tasks to prevent further issues.
Right-click on the Steam icon from those options appears select ” Run as Administrator”. The Steam icon can be found on your desktop if you haven’t deleted it from the desktop.
Or by navigating through the start menu there you can also search for the steam and there you can see the second or third option to ” Run as administrator “.
The issue should have been resolved. But in case it still exists then you can set the steam to start as Administrator whenever it starts.
To set it first locate its original steam.exe file by Right-Clicking on steam and then selecting the open file location.
A new file explorer window will appear and there if you see the shortcut tag or icon on steam perform the same above step again. Right-Clicking on that steam icon and then selecting the open file location.
Now this time you will see the main steam.exe file with a bunch of files ( don’t touch anything there ) just Right-Click on the steam icon and select Properties.
There select the compatibility tab and check the option ” Run this program as an Administrator”. And hit or click on the ok button and you’re good to go.
Verify integrity of game files in Steam
There is yet another method that can solve these errors like problems with the Application load error 5:0000065434. By using this method steam just re-downloads the missing or corrupt files from the game’s installation folder and that’s it. Many user issues have gotten solved by doing this method.
Here the serialization of the solution matters so performs it in that way and don’t skip to other solutions directly.
- Open the Steam app by double-clicking the icon on the Desktop or by searching for it in the Start menu.
- Go to the Library tab in the Steam client as it can be seen at the top of the window, and select the game which is giving you this application load error from your list game’s collection.
- Right-click that game and then select the Properties option from the context menu which will appear. Click to open the Local Files tab in the Properties window and click the Verify Integrity of Game Files button.
- Wait for the process to finish and after that relaunch that game.
If the problem still exists then moving toward the next solution which I believe will fix that issue.
Placing the Steam.exe Executable in the Game Folder
This solution is simple before we move to touch the CMD. This method is especially helpful to users who have Steam installed on a different drive than the game which is throwing this error.
- Open your Steam root folder. If you haven’t made any changes during the installation process of the Steam client regarding the required installation folder, it should be Local Disk > Program Files or Program Files (x86) depending on your OS. Or you can right-click on the steam app icon on the desktop to open the file location.
- The Steam.exe executable should be selected when the Steam folder opens so make sure you right-click on it and copy it( or just left-click on the icon and then press Ctrl+C ). Next, locate the library folder where your problematic game is located (the default location is Steam > steamapps > common) and make sure you open it.
- Now Left click on that game folder and press this key combo CTRL + V or you can Right-click inside that window and choose the Paste option from the context menu to paste the Steam.exe executable.
Linking the game folder to steam via CMD
This method can be hard to grab for some non-tech guy so just bear it and follow these steps.
In this method, you need two locations so open two different file explorer windows.
- One containing the steam program files and folder
- Second, containing the game library folder
The default location of the steam app can be this
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam or the location where you have selected to install the steam app at the time of installation.
The location of the game library folder where the game is located in my case I have installed the game in my D drives and to get the location path to perform these steps to get the location.
- Open This Pc or file explorer
- And navigate to that drive where the game library is located
- click on the address bar on file explore to get the full path and copy it. For Ex:.(
We will refer to these locations as <SteamFolder> and <GameFolder> as down below we will address these locations in this format.
Now Press Windows Key + R and type cmd to open the CMD or you can Right-Click on windows Logo to open Terminal or even search for the terminal in the start menu and click on it to open it.
cd "<GameFolder>" in the terminal here in my case, I type
Then type in the terminal
mklink "steam.exe" "<SteamFolder>\steam.exe" here is my case, I’ll type
mklink "steam.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steam.exe" .
The next two solutions can benefit you as a last resort.
Reinstalling the steam and deleting the game library folder
Here you know what you have to do just uninstall the steam and clear the steam library folder annually.
Requesting Steam for help
That’s all from my side I hope your issue has been resolved at this point, as I and my friends have already encountered this issue, and the mentioned above solution in that particular serialized way we were able to fix our issue. In case of any steps go wrong and you still facing the issue, feel free to get connected through our social media platforms and we were happy to help you.