EXE files published from Adobe Captivate 5 do not open on machines that do not have Adobe Captivate 5 installed on them. The following error message is displayed:
“This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”
Download and install the latest patch for this issue, publish the project as an EXE file again, and then try opening it. If you are Publishing to Windows EXE from Mac version of Adobe Captivate, install this patch in Mac as well.
To download and install the patch for this issue:
1. Close Adobe Captivate.
2. Go to the following folder and take a backup of the FakeFlash.exe file:
<Adobe Captivate 5 Installation Folder>/ExecutablePublish
3. Download the file FakeFlash.zip from here
4. Unzip the contents of this zip file. Locate the FakeFlash.exe file in the unzipped folder.
5. Copy this FakeFlash.exe file into the folder <Adobe Captivate 5 Installation Folder>/ExecutablePublish