How to Fix the AppleSyncNotifier.exe Entry Point Not Found?


AppleSyncNotifier.exe Entry Point Not Found? is a frequent apple error that appears when an application or software cannot locate an essential function or entry point within the operating system. In this article we present several viable solutions to fix this problem.

Missing or corrupt system files, outdated drivers, and malware infections may cause this error message to appear, making system scanning an essential solution to this issue.

1. Restart your computer

Restarting your computer can often resolve iTunes and other software-related issues. It could also be helpful if a piece of content downloaded recently is causing issues – alternatively you could delete and redownload from its original source.

Some third-party software or security software may interfere with the sync process. You could try closing or changing its settings to see if that solves the issue.

PDF files in your Book library may prevent iTunes from syncing correctly, so to see if that solves the issue try removing them and then using iTunes again to synchronize.

Maintaining a computer free from malware, unneeded programs and outdated drivers is vitally important. A system scan with Asmwsoft PC Optimizer can assist in this effort by eliminating unwanted entries from your registry while cleaning it up as necessary, helping to address errors such as this one.

Use Msconfig to temporarily disable itunes/apple from starting automatically; however, only do this if you know for certain that no longer need the program to launch automatically. While this solution won’t solve the problem permanently, it should help alleviate symptoms until more permanent solutions can be found. Also run a malware scan regularly just to be safe!

2. Run a system scan

Sometimes a DLL file may become corrupt or be missing, leading to the “Entry Point Not Found” error message. A DLL is a dynamic link library containing shared resources that every program installed on Windows computers can utilize.

To address this problem, it’s necessary to run a system scan. This can be accomplished by opening up Command Prompt as administrator (right-click Windows Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin)), typing in ‘sfc /scannow” and pressing enter in Command Prompt; this will run a scan through all system files for corruption or missingness and fix them – though it can take some time until completed – so be patient as it completes!

Once the scan has finished, a message should appear stating whether any errors were discovered and fixed. If problems still remain, try using one of the other methods outlined here to resolve them.

Another solution would be to reinstall the software that’s causing the error using Media Creation Tool, which will install a fresh copy of Windows onto your computer and uninstall any programs, settings and DLL files that might have caused issues previously. Note however that this option will delete your personal files and apps, so if you wish to retain any personal information I advise opting for option 1 instead.

3. Reinstall the software

Common culprits that impede sync issues between iPhones and iPads can include PDF files stored in iTunes’ Books library. As these PDFs prevent iTunes from syncing with your device, removing them and trying again should help resolve any problems that prevent you from receiving notifications on either iPhone or iPad.

If you’re still having difficulty with iTunes syncing your iPhone or iPad, try resetting the trust setting on your computer. This will restore all the settings to factory defaults and may help solve many problems such as no sound, vibrations or notifications appearing on-screen.

Reinstall iTunes as another method can help resolve syncing issues caused by outdated software and restore its factory installation state. To do this, download and install the most up-to-date version from Apple’s website.

Once iTunes has been reinstalled, it is advisable to review the Registry to determine whether any outdated entries remain. To do this, open Windows Explorer and locate C:Program Files/iTunes or AppleSyncNotifier folder in C:Program Files to determine any such leftover entries. If any remain, they can be deleted by running “regedit /s” with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE as their target key; alternatively you could opt for using an uninstaller instead for easier removal of software safely.

4. Run a system restore

Error 1736 occurs when iTunes cannot connect to Apple servers and download a fresh copy of the latest IPSW file, due to issues like jailbroken iPhones or corrupt downloads or Windows Registry issues that result from installing or uninstalling iTunes-related software.

There are various solutions available to address this issue, from restarting your computer and using different USB cables/ports, or updating iTunes versions, to running system restore and clearing away old files or repairing any damaged ones.

Third-party security software such as antivirus programs or firewalls may obstruct iTunes from connecting to Apple update servers or your iDevice. To resolve this, update to iTunes 11 and disable any security software; additionally check that the Hosts file doesn’t block iTunes from reaching its target (ie Apple servers/your iDevice).

SFC (System File Checker) can also help to address integrity errors for your system files. Simply run it via a command prompt on your computer and SFC will scan all system files for corruption before automatically repairing them – though this process could take quite some time and is best left to advanced users.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.