MMC or Microsoft Management Console is a Windows application that provides a programming framework and a GUI (graphical user interface). Consoles (collective management tools) are also created, saved and opened in MMC.
Several Windows 10 users are facing the problem of MMC was unable to create the snap-in I get an error with a CLSID folder name. If you also get this error, we will help you fix it.
This problem could occur if the plug-in registry settings are corrupted or if the system files are damaged. We will try to solve this problem using our methods. Run the methods until the problem is resolved.
Solution 1: enable the .NET Framework
Activating the Microsoft .NET Framework worked for most users. Follow the steps mentioned below to perform this method.
Step 1. Open the control panel. To open the control panel, go to Cortana and write Control Panel in the search area. Now select Control Panel From the results.
Step 2. The last step will open the control panel. Now go to Programs.
Step 3. In the Programs window, click Enable or disable Windows features. It will be found below Programs and features.
4 Phase. The last step will open Windows functions - enable or disable Windows functions in a small window. Here, check the box next to .Net Framework 3.5 (include .NET 2.0 e 3.0). To select components according to your needs, you can expand and mark them. After that, click ok.
Step 5. Now, Restart your computer.
This should fix the problem. If that doesn't fix the problem, try the next method.
Fix 2: fix the registry
Since the registry setting error can also cause this error, we will try to fix the registry. Follow the steps to perform this method.
Note: - Before doing any operations with the registry editor, first create a backup copy of the registry, so that if something unexpected happens, you can import the log file that was backed up and restore everything to normal.
Step 1. Open Run. To open Run, right-click Start menu and select run.
Step 2. The last step will open the file run window. Here, type regedit and click ok.
Step 3. The last step will open the file Registry Editor. On the left side of the window, follow the next path.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft MMC SnapIns
4 Phase. A Snapin folder, finds the folder whose name was specified in the error message as CLSID.
Step 5. After finding the correct folder, right-click on the same folder and select To remove.
When prompted for confirmation, click Yup.
Step 6. Now, Restart your computer.
This should fix the problem. If not, follow the next method.
Solution 3: Run a system file checker scan
We will check for damaged files and attempt to repair them using System File Checker. The SFC scan is a built-in tool of Windows 10, which searches for and fixes damaged system files. Damaged files are one of the reasons for the error. Follow the steps to perform this method.
Step 1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do this, go to Cortana and type Symbol of the system in the search area. Now, right-click on Symbol of the system from the search results and select Run as administrator. When prompted with a dialog box to confirm if you want to open Command Prompt in administrator mode, select Yup button.
Step 2. Now, in the command prompt window, type the following command and press Log in.
SFC / scannow
After performing the last step, now all that remains is to wait for the command to finish its process. The process can take more than 15 minutes, so you'll need to be patient. When the SFC finishes scanning and repairing the damaged files, start again your computer.
If this method didn't work for you and you still have the error then follow the following method.
Solution 4: Run the DISM scan
DISM Scan or Deployment Image & Service Management is a built-in Windows 10 troubleshooter that finds and fixes corrupted system files. DISM fixes corrupt files that SFC Scan was unable to fix. Follow the steps to perform this method.
Step 1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do this, go to Cortana and type Symbol of the system in the search area. Now, right-click on Symbol of the system from the search results and click Run as administrator. When prompted with a dialog box to confirm if you want to open Command Prompt in administrator mode, select Yup button.
Step 2. The last step will open the Command Prompt window. Now, in the command prompt window, type the following commands, one by one, and press Log in after typing each command.
Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / CheckHealth Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / ScanHealth Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth
Step 3. Let the scan complete the search and repair operation. This can take up to 20 minutes, so be patient.
4 Phase. When the process is over, Restart your computer.
This should fix the problem.
Solution: Download and alternatively use Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
1. Go to this Microsoft Official Website Link
2. Click Download and choose your Windows version.
Note: If you don't know your version of Windows, just press key Windows + r together to open run and write winver In that. Click ok.
We look forward to helping you solve this problem. If you solved the problem using another method or if you have any questions about the problem, mention it below in the comments.
Solution 7: Rename mmc.exe
1. Open File Explorer and find the following location: -
2. Now rename mmc.exe to mmc.exe.backup
Now try again and see if the problem is solved or not.