Friday, April 17, 2009

Error 2739 when installing Google Adwords Editor

If you're getting the Error 2739 message when installing Adwords Editor from Google, then don't panic - here is the solution and it's pretty straight forward. This is based on my experience using Windows Vista and I see that other bloggers have also shared the solution, so thanks to them and I've written my own version of the instructions here for future reference and because we've these ones you don't get any errors :)

  • Start button > (All) Programs > Accessories
  • In that list *right* click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator"
  • When the black box (command screen) loads first type in:
  • regsvr32 vbscript.dll
  • then press the enter/return key on your keyboard ... wait... then type in:
  • regsvr32 jscript.dll
  • press enter and wait again.
That's it! Now try installing Adwords Editor and there should be no more 2739 error!

PS. For some reason I didn't get a shortcut on my desktop for the editor, this can be fixed pretty easily, click the Start button > Run then in the box that appears type in:

explorer.exe C:\Program Files\Google\Google Adwords Editor\

Click "Ok". A window should then load showing you the contents of that folder. Right-click on 'adwords_editor.exe' and select "Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)'. Hey presto! :)


Jason Wingfield said...

Nice job Geoff - I tried this and it worked as described. Thanks!

Jason Wingfield

Cher said...

THANKS! Worked like a charm and much easier to follow then others I found.
Note: I did not find cmd under accessories, I simply typed it in in the search box "cmd", then right clicked it to run as administrator.
Thanks again. Very helpful.

Wil said...


Thanks for the succinct instructions, works beautifully.

Warm Regards