How to Resolve GeForce Experience Scanning Failed Error

The GeForce Experience is a software program integrated with the GTX and above graphics card series. The software suggests optimum settings for games installed on the system, makes sharing of game experience with friends easy and recommends software updates for the graphics card.

For any gamer with the GeForce graphics card, the application is invaluable. However, ever since its release the software has been constantly criticized for errors and its lack of synchronization with the Windows OS. Every new update with the Windows brings its own set of errors.

The two popular errors revealing its nasty head is the scanning failed error and the GeForce Experience error code 0x0001.

The error occurs after you have installed the GeForce application and you perform the scan through the app, but GeForce Experience fails to detect any games on the computer even when you know there are games installed. Before you proceed with the article, it’s crucial that you check if the game son your system are supported by GeForce Experience.

In this guide, we have covered in-depth on how to resolve the GeForce Experience scanning failed error. As the error is old, there are a number of fixes that have proven to resolve the error. But, there is no one fix that can resolve the error due to a variety of causes.

We recommend that you try each of the fixes one at a time until the application and detect games installed on your system.

Fix 1: Run GeForce Experience as an Administrator


As simple as it sounds, providing the application with admin privileges allows it to detect games on the computer. GeForce Experience requires access to certain folders which can only be availed after the program has admin privileges. Hence, when you do so, the program starts working normally.

There are two steps to provide the application with admin access – one for a single run and the other permanently. As this is an important application, we will show you how to provide the application admin permissions.

Go to the desktop shortcut of GeForce Experience and right-click on it. Next, select Properties > click on the Compatibility tab and check the box that reads “Run this program as an administrator.” Save the changes and that’s it, GeForce Experience will start with admin access every time you open it.

Fix 2: Take Ownership of Game Folders

If providing admin access has failed to resolve the GeForce Experience Scanning Failed Error, then, you should take ownership of the game folders to provide it additional privileges. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Locate the game folders in the C drive and right-click.
  2. Select Properties > Security > Advanced
  3. Click Change with admin icon
  4. Type Everyone in the field provided and check ‘Replace owner on sub containers and objects.’
  5. Save the changes and exit.

Once you have done the above, try opening the application, and check if the error appears.

Fix 3: Reinstall the Application

If the above fixes have not worked, reinstalling the GeForce Experience with the latest updated software would fix the problem. Uninstall the program normally and download the latest software from the official website.

Once you have downloaded the software, double-click on the launcher, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program. This would fix the GeForce Experience Scanning Failed Error.

To Conclude

The above steps have successfully fixed the GeForce Experience problem for a large number of users. If you have other problems such as the GeForce Experience error code 0x0003 or Dev error 6328 you can click on the link to read another error guide.