If you are trying to fix AdobeIPCBroker.exe System error on Windows 10 or 11 but are having major issues tracking down a solution that will actually remedy this problem. This article will guide you through the steps you need to take to fix Adobe ipc broker error on your computer. This error may affect a range of Adobe software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Acrobat, Photoshop and all the other tools.

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There are a lot of random problems you will come across while using Adobe software though most can be fixed without resorting to extreme methods and third-party tools. Nine times out of ten a simple uninstall and reinstall will fix problems, however, there are more complex issues that require a little more troubleshooting. Before you start any of the steps shown below make sure you have run a malware scan on your computer using a tool like Malwarebytes or something similar.

You may also see slightly different versions of the same error message with a reference to crclient.dll.

  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe bad image
  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close
  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe – Application Error
  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe – System Error
  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe is not a valid Win32 application
  • AdobeIPCBroker.exe entry point not found

How do you fix AdobeIPCBroker.exe System ERROR on Windows 10 and 11?

The quickest and easiest way to solve the problem is to uninstall and reinstall the Adobe software you are having problems with. Once you have done this you shouldn't have any more issues with IPC broker error on Windows 10 or 11. We also highly suggest making sure that you have the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system you have installed. If not Windows updates are quick and easy to install. On the odd chance this hasn't helped solve the error you will need to reinstall Visual C++ components on your computer.

Install Microsoft Visual C++ addons to fix AdobeIPCBroker.exe application error.

If you still get this same error message after a clean installation, you can try a bulk Visual C++ installation tool. This will check and install every single Visual C++ Redistributable file that Microsoft has and should solve the problem pretty quickly. Adobe software such as Premiere Pro, Illustrator Photoshop Audio, After Effects and most others all require these components to function. The next time you startup your programs you won't have to deal with the adobeipcbroker.exe error again.

Where is Adobe IPC broker on Windows PC?

If for some reason you want to find the exact location of the file, you can find the AdobeIPCBroker.exe under

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\IPC\


C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\IPCBox\

You can also monitor how Adobe IPC Broker service consumes system resources using the Task Manager. While there's not much you can do about it, it's still interesting to see the resource drain currently taking place. Some guides have also suggested deleting the exe file completely but this does have the chance to cause other issues down the line. So avoid it unless everything else has failed.