How to Fix SKYUI Error Code 1


It is when trying to launch the Skyrim Script Extender that many users come across the SkyUI error code 1 for the first time. We delve into the facts about this inconvenience and what we can do to fix it.

Skyrim is hailed as among the world’s most intensely modded games in the gaming industry. SkyUI is one of the mods designed for Skyrim.

Used to enhance the PC player’s game interface, the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE), auto-adjusts the screen size and makes the game easier to control by using a mouse and keyboard.

Fixing SkyUI error code 1 on Skyrim requires that there be a correct installation of game files and that SKSE is run with admin privileges. 

There are plenty of reasons why the SkyUI error code 1 would appear but two of them cut across all the platforms:

For one, it is recommended that you assign admin privileges to all the games you play on your PC. The lack of privileges continues to cause the greatest number of game errors.

If you plan to launch the SKSE game mod, know that it is a requirement for you to have admin access. You must be registered and privy to admin privileges otherwise, you are prone to experiencing errors.

Second, and most important of all is to have had a thorough and detailed game installation process. Skipping or rushing through one step or another will lead to this incessant error. So, be very attentive and careful during configuration.

Having ensured that the game is correctly configured and that you are running the system as an admin, you then need to confirm that the application is up to date.

It must always be updated to the latest version through the Stream App.

A summary table detailing how to fix SkyUI error code 1

Issue Cause Fix
Fix SkyUI error code 1 Lack of privileges Run system as admin
Incorrect installation Reinstall application

Fixing SkyUI error code 1 

Run system as administrator

It has been mentioned as a requirement: running the Skyrim game application as an admin. To do this, find the game file listed under the title SKSE64.

You can find it by right-clicking on the desktop shortcut icon and then heading to the C drive where the file is saved.

Right-click on the title SKSE64 and select Properties from the window that appears. Further, venture in and click on the “compatibility” tab and finally “run this program as an administrator” then apply and save the changes.

Lastly, you can try again to see if the issue is resolved.

Reinstall SKSE 


Improper configuration of the SKSE mod could be the reason behind the disfunction creating error SkyUI code 1.

Thankfully, no matter how bad the configuration is, reinstalling the SKSE has fixed this same error when in different circumstances.

By following these short steps exactly as directed here, you are guaranteed to have done the right configuration.

First, download a reliable copy of SKSE from the official website. Then extract the file using third-party software or WinRAR system.

Open the folder labeled skse64_2_00_17 and select the SKSE64_loader files. Then copy-paste them to the location: C:/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Skyrim Special Edition

Return to the skse64_2_00_17 folder and go to data and then Scripts. Copy all the files from the script folder. Paste the copied files in the location C:/SteamApps/Common/Skyrim Special Edition/Data/scripts

Launch the game now and check if the SkyUI code 1 is still present.

Using Mod Manager

Through your favorite browser, download the Skyrim Script Extender from the official website. Continue to open the downloaded skse64_2_00_17 folder and find the “Data” tab inside it.

Right-click on the folder titled “scripts’ and click on “add to archive” from the list that pops up. Rename the archived file: “skse64-Scripts”

Using the Skyrim Mod Manager, you can install this folder using a method compatible with several popular managers like Vortex and MO2.

It is advisable also to move the “data” and “src” folders into the folder labeled Skyrim Special Edition which is located in your game’s directory.

Once installed, you will need to create a shortcut titled SKSE64loader.exe that you will use to start your game.

For MO2 subscribers, this shortcut is familiar but for users of WB, they will have to copy the shortcut into the “Apps” folder found in the “MOPY” folder.

Tweak Mod Manager settings 

While running the system as an administrator, launch the Mod Manager and open “Settings” from the menu bar at the top of the window.

Find your way through to the “general” tab and check all the boxes listed under the section: “Association”

Lastly, click on the OK button to confirm and save the changes. Then restart Mod Manager to update the new changes and finally open Skyrim to check if the SkyUI code 1 is resolved.

Change the location of the game folder 

In your C directory, create a “game” folder and move the Skyrim folder from the Steam labeled folder to this new “game” folder.

Launch SKSE as administrator and start your game. When opening Skyrim, you will come across error messages stating that there are missing Steam files.

Launch Steam and right-click to select its properties. Find the tab labeled “Local” and select “browse local files” to find the game’s location.

Finally, open SKSE from the new location and check for the SkyUI error code 1.

How to work around the SkyUI error code 1

Start by ensuring that your computer has both SKSE and SKUI installed. Proceed on to locate the plugins.txt file that is found in your directory. Type an * before the names of the mods.

If this doesn’t work either, contact technical support for further assistance.


SkyUI error Code 1 is easily fixed by signing up for administrative rights and running a reinstallation of the SKSE application.

With this knowledge, you shouldn’t encounter any issues you cannot deal with if you are one of Skyrim’s biggest fans.


How do I know if my Mod is installed successfully?

After ensuring that SKSE is running, open the game console using the ~ key and type in GetSKSEVersion. this should display the SKSE version you are using. If it doesn’t show these details, then it is not running and you must check the installation again.

How do I uninstall SKSE?

Find the SKSE application and click on Change/remove to uninstall or find the SKSE folder and click on its uninstaller.

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