How to Troubleshoot Pro Tools – DAE Error 13001

Pro Tools may give you “DAE Error-13001” if the program is not authorized as an administrator on your computer. To enable it, right-click on the Pro Tools application icon on your desktop and select “Run as administrator”. Above is a link to an Avid forum post on how to fix this error.

Although you can solve the problem by running the program as an administrator, sometimes you need to reinstall the application with administrator privileges to get it to work.

This Techquack article describes some troubleshooting steps you can use to fix the DAE 13001 error in Pro Tools.

What causes DAE Error 13001 in Pro Tools?

What causes DAE Error 13001 in Pro Tools?

Some Windows users encounter the Dae 13001 error every time they try to use Pro Tools on their computer. This problem has been proven to occur in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

After examining this particular problem, it was found that it is caused by a permissions issue:

  • The main program may not have administrative privileges to invoke certain dependencies required by the Pro Tools application.
  • The installed Pro Tools was not running with administrator access, so some modules of the application could not be installed correctly.

If you see a DAE Error 13001 code when you open the Pro Tools application, there are several methods of solving the problem confirmed by others.

How to resolve the DAE Error 13001 in Pro Tools

How to resolve the DAE Error 13001 in Pro Tools

Run Pro Tools in compatibility mode

  1. Right-click on the Pro Tools desktop shortcut and select Open File Location.
  2. When the installation folder opens, right-click on the main PoTools.exe file and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, open the Compatibility tab.
  4. Under Compatibility Mode, select the Run this program in the compatibility mode check box.
  5. Click the drop-down menu and select Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
  6. Click Apply and OK to save your changes.
  7. Restart Pro Tools and verify that the DAE 13001 error has been resolved.

If you are using an older version of Pro Tools originally developed for Windows 7 or XP, you may encounter compatibility issues when working on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 next-generation computers.

Windows offers a default compatibility mode in the compatibility settings to help users run their older programs on Windows 10.

You can also install the latest version to avoid running the program in compatibility mode. If the problem persists, try reinstalling the application with administrator access to fix the problem.

Reinstalling Pro Tools as an administrator

  1. Click the Start button and type control.
  2. Click on the control panel to open the application.
  3. Select “Programs,” then click on “Programs and Features.” This will give you a list of all the programs installed on your system.
  4. Select Pro Tools from the list and click Uninstall. Click Yes to confirm the action when prompted.
  5. Wait for Windows to completely uninstall the application. After uninstalling, restart your computer to apply the changes.
  6. After restarting, go to the Pro Tools download page and download the latest version of the application, but don’t run the installer just yet.
  7. Open the folder where you downloaded the Pro Tools installer. Right-click on the installer and select Run as administrator.
  8. Click Yes/Install when prompted by User Account Control.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Then restart your computer.
  10. Restart Pro Tools and make sure Pro Tools first DAE error 13001 is fixed.

Pro Tools DAE error 13001 on Windows computers usually occurs due to compatibility issues or insufficient permissions to run the application.

Try running the application as an administrator to resolve the problem. You can also run the application in compatibility mode if you are using an older version of the application.

Running Pro Tools with administrator access

  1. Locate the Pro Tools desktop shortcut.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut and select Run as administrator.
  3. The tool will now be launched with administrator privileges.
  4. Run the tool and verify that the error is resolved.
  5. If you confirm that the error is due to an authorization issue, change the application properties and configure the tool to always run as an administrator.
  6. Close Pro Tools.
  7. Right-click the desktop shortcut again and select Open File Location.
  8. Right-click on the main Pro Tools.exe file and select Properties.
  9. In the Properties window, open the Compatibility tab.
  10. Under Settings, select the Run this program as an administrator check box.
  11. Click Apply and OK to save your changes. Close the Properties window.

After saving your changes, launch Pro Tools from the desktop shortcut. The program will be launched with administrator privileges. Make sure that DAE error 13001 Pro Tools 10 Windows 10 has been resolved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some Windows users encounter the Dae 13001 error every time they try to use Pro Tools on their computer. This problem has been found in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. The installed Pro Tools was not run with administrator access, so some modules of the application were not installed correctly.

DAE 13001 is an easy fix. Simply right-click on the Pro Tools icon on your desktop and select "Run as administrator", which will give you permission to run the program. Nothing will be lost if this doesn't work.

A DAE 1 error means that the version of Pro Tools you have does not include the operating system. DAE stands for "Digital Audio Engine" and is an integral part of Pro Tools. You will either have to change your operating system or go back to the previous version of Pro Tools that you were using.

Right-click on the Pro Tools icon on your desktop and select "Run as administrator". This should cause Pro Tools to launch successfully. You can also set Pro Tools to run as administrator at all times.