How to Reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager

Realtek HD Audio Manager will be installed along with Realtek Audio driver. You can use it to change sound settings to get better sound experience. If it is missing suddenly, the Realtek audio driver may be corrupted, you can get it back by trying to reinstall Realtek audio driver. 

How to Download Realtek Audio Driver

Usually, the audio driver can be downloaded from PC manufacturers. To install Realtek HD Audio Manager, download the Realtek audio driver from Realtek. 

Follow steps below to the Realtek audio driver on Realtek official website.

1. Go to Realtek website. Check the box next to the “I accept to the above ” and click Next button. Then you will be directed to the download page. 

2. In download page, the drivers highlighted in blue are available to download. Click Global to download the driver depending on your operating system (32-bit or 64 bit). See How to Get Operating System


3. After download completes, just double-click on the downloaded file (.exe) file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Instead of downloading and installing Realtek audio driver manually, you can use Driver Easy to update the driver automatically and quickly. With Driver Easy Professional version, all driver problems can be fixed with just one click. 

If the Realtek HD Audio driver is installed successfully, the Realtek HD Audio Manager should be installed. You can go to Control Panel and view items by “Large icons”. Realtek HD Audio Manager can be found there. 

If you cannot find Realktek HD audio manager in Control Panel, browse to here C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe. Double-click on the file to open  Realktek HD audio manager.
Camilla Mo, in Technical Tips
  • Evan

    Still doesnt work :/

  • vc50er

    For beginners Go to Program Files means hit This PC.. dbl click on C: Click on Program Files. ……

    • Evan

      Just done what you said, still just opens something for a split second then closes

  • vc50er

    Fire up a Windows File Explorer. Go to Program Files. Go to Realtek. Audio. HDA. Alt Drag RAVCpl64.exe to the desktop making sure it says make a link.
    Drag that link to your Taskbar . Fantastic.

  • Andrew Spicciati

    I did the download and instalation and it had me restart my computer. After the restart, and I can’t find Realktek in my Control Panel or in the file link you posted. Not sure what to do.

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Andrew Spicciati,

      Have you found Realtek sound card in Device Manager?

      • Andrew Spicciati

        No, I just looked in device manager, and I don’t see Realtek anywhere in there

        • Camilla Mo

          Hi Andrew Spicciati,

          Have you seen entry “Sound, video and game controllers” ?

          • Daniel Jesawanth

            i seen it in “Sound, video and game controllers” but i can’t find it in control panel

            • Camilla Mo

              Hi Daniel Jesawanth,

              Have you try all steps in the post to try to reinstall the audio manager?

    • hk_art

      realtek wasn’t in my control panel, isn’t in there either. The audio driver is under the programs and features, but i had to download the audio manager.

  • hk_art

    had to reset my pc due to OS failure, and now i have zero sound output, doesn’t recognize my mic plugged in regardless of jack used. Super frustrating. My discord chat doesn’t even regnoze realtek as an option and my audio control panel doesn’t let me change anything and things its all unplugged

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi hk_art,

      Have you tried updating the audio drivers?

      • hk_art

        the partial system restore was the initial problem, i ended up having some other problems and had to just do a full reformat of my SSD, then a full reinstall of all windows updates. Once i did and redownloaded the realtek audio drivers and manager and changed around some settings things all showed up like they were supposed to. The issue with my front panel jacks not working was fixed Disabling my front panel jack detection. (which i then remembered was my front panel fix when i first built my PC years ago. Now all the things work as i want them to, and i took screen shots of all my settings for future reference. 😀

        • Camilla Mo

          Glad to know that you have the problem solved.:-)

    • Daria

      same here, and I cant update the drivers because I have got no drivers installed at the moment

  • Aditya Balakrishnan

    i downloaded and installed the driver but i cannot find the audio manager..

  • Aaron

    When ever I try to open the C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe program it just sends me to Dell Audio Can someone help?

  • Marla

    How do I know my operating system? i don,t have any idea bout that 🙂

  • Ranfferous

    how do I remove this update?


    please dwonlod

  • Jade Ng

    I’ve installed drivers from support DVD of ASUS A68HM-E Mainboard. The sound is ok but when I plug my headphone to the front jack, the rear speaker doesn’t mute. How can I set the sound to mute when the headphone plugged to the front?

  • Leo

    Hello, when I try to do the first step, it just takes me to a screen that says “Object moved here” and clicking on the “here” just takes me back to the previous page every time. Since that wasn’t working I decided to go into my system folders and try opening it from there using the last thing on here. The file paths are the same up until it says HDA folder up above. The only folder I have in my Realtek/Audio folder is ASIO, and there is no RtkNGUI64.exe in there.

    • Aster


      1) Go to
      2) Click “HD Audio Codec Driver” under “Quick Links”.

      You’re now at step 1 of this tutorial again, but this time hitting ‘next’ should actually work. (=

    • Nout

      Hey Leo,
      I had the same issue but i fixed it.
      On the top you have a row with multiple options.
      Press on the option “Downloads”
      After that look at what kind of bit system you have.
      (You can check this by pressing Windows Button and Pause/Break at the same time, and looking at your specs)

      Download the file that matches your bit system and you should be good to go.
      Good Luck!