Skse64 not working | How to Fix? | A Complete Guide

The Skyrim Script Extender 64 is a tool that is used to create different mods in the Skyrim Special Edition game. The SKSE64 adds a great deal of additional functionality to the game and expands its scripting capabilities.  Due to its reliable performance, this tool is pretty famous, but there are times when this tool does not work correctly. At some points, the SKSE64 shows many errors like the SKSE64 Not Working. In this article, we’ll show you how to resolve this issue.

How to Fix SKSE64 Error?

Today, we’re going to attempt a chain of troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data, it might help our cause. Several reasons might have caused this trouble, it may be because of intervention by our antivirus program, or you might have a faulty mod. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Grant Firewall Access

Granting firewall access might fix your issue because most of the time, this problem is caused by the continuous blocking by your firewall. You’ll need to make sure that you grant firewall access to the SKSE64 tool.

  • Go to Start Menu
  • Select Settings from there
  • By going to Settings, click on Updates and Security option.
  • From there, now click the Windows Security option situated in the left window.
  • Now select the Firewall and Network Protection option
  • Click the Allow an Application through Firewall option
  • Now click on Change Settings to grant the required access
  • Allow Skyrim all its related application in both Public and Private networks
  • Make sure to check that you’ve allowed Steam
  • Save these settings and run the game now.

Even after granting firewall access, the SKSE64 is still showing the same issue; you can try turning off your antivirus.

Turning Off the Antivirus

You need to turn off your installed antivirus because sometimes the antivirus software is the main reason behind such problems. Check to see whether it solves your problem or not.

Windows Security

  • Go to your start Menu
  • Now click on Settings
  • Now select Update and Security option
  • Click on Windows Security option from there
  • Now select Virus and Threat Protection option
  • Click on Manage Settings
  • Turn off the Real-time Protection


  • Right-Click on your Avast icon
  • Now click on Avast Shield Control from there
  • From the Avast Shield Control, find the option to disable the program
  • It has options from disabling it for 10 minutes to permanently
  • Disable the Program


  • Right Click on your AVG icon
  • Now Click on Temporarily Disable AVG Protection
  • Select the interval of time you want the AVG to be turned off
  • You can disable the AVG Firewall too
  • Disable the antivirus program


  • Right Click on your McAfee Antivirus icon
  • Select the Exit option from there
  • A new interface will pop-up on your screen, warning you that your McAfee’s protection will turn off
  • Click on Yes in the dialog box to disable the antivirus program

After disabling the antivirus software, if the SKSE64 not working issue does not occur anymore, you’ll need to add the game file to the exception list of your antivirus software.

Windows Security

  • Click on the Settings icon from your Start Menu
  • Select Updates and Security option from Settings
  • Now click on Windows Security
  • Select Manage Settings option beneath the Virus and Threat Protection Settings heading
  • Now click on Add or Remove Exclusion beneath the Exclusions heading
  • Select the Add an Exclusion option
  • Click on Folder and add the Skyrim installation folder to it


  • Open the Bitdefender software
  • Enter the Protection Window by clicking the shield icon
  • Now click on the link that says View Modules
  • Click on the Settings icon in the upper right corner
  • Now click the Exclusion tab
  • Select the List of files and folders excluded from scanning
  • Click on the Add option, go to your games list to select the file you want to exclude from the scanning procedure
  • You’ll need to select both options if you’re adding an exception
  • After you’ve added an exception, save your changes
  • Add more game executable files in the exceptions list from the List of processes excluded from scanning

Avast Antivirus

  • Open the Avast Antivirus app
  • Click the settings option from the bottom left corner
  • Select General and scroll down until you find Exclusions
  • Enlarge the section to see a dialogue where you can add exceptions
  • From the Browse option, go to game directory
  • Select the game folder, click on the ADD button and save your changes

McAfee Antivirus

  • Open McAfee Antivirus from your toolbar
  • Click on the Manage Security option
  • Next Click the Schedule and run scans option present in the Virus and Spyware Protection box
  • Click on Schedule scans, a new window will pop-up where you’ll see the Add button under the Excluded Files and Folders tab.
  • Click on the Add button and find the file you want to add from your game list
  • After adding the file, save your changes

Kaspersky AV

  • Open the Kaspersky Antivirus from your taskbar
  • Go to the Settings menu
  • Now select the Additional tab and click on Threats and Exclusions option from the List
  • Now click on Configure Exclusions
  • Click on the Add button present in the bottom right of your screen
  • Go to your games list by clicking the Browse button
  • Select the folder you wish to add and save your changes
  • Malwarebytes
  • Open the Malwarebytes Antivirus from your taskbar
  • Now click on the Malware Exclusions tab situated on the left side of your window
  • From the Malware Exclusions tab, click on Add folder
  • Navigate to your game directory and select the file you want to add
  • After adding the file, save your changes

We hope that you must have resolved your issue until now, but if the problem is still there, don’t worry because we have another method of resolving the SKSE64 not working issue.

Disable Faulty Mods

One last step to resolve the SKSE64 not working issue is to disable all the faulty mods, which might be causing the trouble.

  • Open The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • Click on Mods from the Main Menu
  • Find the Mod you want to uninstall in your List
  • Select the Mod you want to uninstall
  • Select Delete or Disable

Now check to see whether the SKSE64 not working issue is still there.

Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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