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Monday, April 14, 2014

Workaround to fix "Explorer.EXE cannot run because there is no registered version of Autodesk Inventor..." caused by Navisworks 2015 installation

I experienced this error after installing Navisworks Manage 2015:

Basically, a right-click shell extension for ZIP files was looking for Inventor and not finding it. I logged it with Autodesk and was notified that it was a genuine, repeatable issue.

To fix it on my system, I did this:
  1. Download and install ShellExView
  2. Run it
  3. Click Options, Filter by Extension Type
  4. Only select Context Menu and click OK
  5. Look for the 5 results with Description "DtBridge", all starting with Autodesk Inventor...
  6. Select them and right-click, Disable Selected Items
  7. Click Options, Restart Explorer
The right-click menu for ZIP files no longer shows the error.


  1. Alternatively, you can do what the message box suggests and start Inventor to fix it.

  2. was well resolved, thank's to you.
    it was application software problem like that (7zip / edit plus / autodesk)...

  3. It solve the problem. But what exactly happened and why the error msg appear in the first place?

    Help me to understand better.

    Thank you.