[Fix] Error code 51 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Error code 51” occurs in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim when it launched non-directly or there is something wrong with game files. In this post, you’ll learn how to fix Error code 51.

Fix 1: Run SkyrimLauncher.exe

  • Close Steam.
  • Go to Skyrim installation folder (If you didn’t change, default location is: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim).
  • Look for “SkyrimLauncher.exe“.
  • Run it directly.

Fix 2: Verify the integrity of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game files

  • Open your Steam library.
  • Right-click on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and click Properties.
  • Go to “Local Files” tab.
  • Click “Verify the integrity of game files“.
  • Wait for the verification.
  • Launch Skyrim.

You can enjoy Skyrim now because there will be no more “Error code 51” 🙂

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