Photoshop crashing due to libcef.dll

Resolve the issue where Photoshop crashes due to libcef.dll



Applicable operating system


Applicable product versions

Photoshop CC 2015.5 and Photoshop CC 2017


At launch and while printing, Photoshop crashes due to libcef.dll,generating the following problem signature: 

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Adobe Spaces Helper.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 57fde35d
Fault Module Name: libcef.dll 

This issue is specific to the Windows operating system.


Try the following solutions:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of Photoshop.
  • Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.
  • Deselect Preferences > General > Show Messages.
  • Disable Preferences > Performance > Advanced Settings > Use OpenCL.
  • Ensure than the Photoshop extension named Bins is not installed.
  • Uninstall the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application.
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