What is Music.UI.exe?

The genuine Music.UI.exe file is a software component of Groove Music by Microsoft.
Groove Music is a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft. Music.UI.exe opens the user interface of Groove Music and does not pose a threat to your PC.

Released in 2012 and formerly known as Zune Music or Xbox Music, Groove Music is a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft. The service offers subscription based or the ability to purchase music via the Microsoft Store, and is also available through applications such as the Microsoft Windows and Xbox product lines. Groove Music is available for several platforms including iOS 8 and later and Android OS, but was shut down by Microsoft on December 31, 2017.

Conceived in 1975, the Microsoft Corporation is a leading American technology company that is globally renowned for several products such as the Windows range of operating systems, Xbox video game consoles and Surface lineup of tablet computers. The company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, dubbed the Microsoft Redmond Campus is located at One Microsoft Way and is spread across 8 million square feet of office space and accommodates approximately 30,000 to 40,000 employees.

Music stands for Music User Interface

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Music.UI.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Music.UI.exe file information

The process known as Music Application belongs to software Entertainment Platform or Groove Música by Microsoft (

Description: Music.UI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Music.UI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_10.18011.13411.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 12,380,016 bytes. 
The package name of the Windows Store app Microsoft ZuneMusic is Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. There is no file information. The app follows the Windows Store policies. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Zune or Groove Música occur, you may also want to completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or use the software publisher's support site [1][2].

Recommended: Identify Music.UI.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Music.UI.exe. Therefore, you should check the Music.UI.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

music ui.exe ist auch unter dem namen groove music bekannt das ist eine windows 10 app
  oscar blümel  

Summary: Average user rating of Music.UI.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Music issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Music. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Music.UI.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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