Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component UiPath Studio community



Hi all,
I am new here . How to solve the error above? I encountered while I tried to Marco recorded the sequence. Thanks

Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component UiPath Studio community.

Data Scraping Error
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Hi @tshinming you can check this ,did you installed .NET on your computer as you said you are new to uipath??


Thanks Sandeep.
I have another question on the programming part. I have a label (see attachment) as “What was the name of your best friend at school? *”, i need to check what is this label on the web so it will key in the answer accordingly. The label will change when the website reload again. How do i capture the sentence on the label then i can key in the answer according to the security question? What function i can use? Kind Regards Shin Ming


Apply screen scraping (Get Text or Get Visible Text) on the element containing the label.
As a rule of thumb you should watch and try the first 11 videos here and after come with questions :slight_smile: .


Hi @tshinming

As @badita said first you should get familiar with UIpath activities. so Please watch those videos first :slight_smile:

what other i can advice is to get familiar with all Activities try with every activities and its properties and on hover on each activities and as well properties you will get some idea about that Activity and Properties .

Happy Learning with Uipath :slight_smile:

Note - For your problem you can use “Get Text:” Activity to get that labled text data and after its output pass that into with type Into activity.




I get the same error when executing the robot Error “HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component UiPath Studio community.” Could somebody tell me where does it come from or how can I solve it?




I’m getting an error “Find children : Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.” when finding the children from the table.

Please help to solve this!



You can try it on the different browser because this is an issue with scripting on the browser.
I recommend using iExplorer.
Hope it will help.
Let me know.



Dear tshinming,
I also faced the same issue. I have tried by moving the Uipath folder to the another location and deleted unused screenshots then it works well for me. Try it. Hope it works for you too.
Let me know.


Having tried every suggestion to fix the “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component” from across the forums, none of which worked for me, I found my own fix, so posting it in the hope that someone in future may find it useful.

I determined that, in my environment, the Chrome Native Messaging capability within Chrome itself was broken, determined by finding a few other Google Extensions from the Play store that required this capability, none of which worked.

So - not a UIPath problem, but a Chrome one, despite running the latest version of Chrome.

The fix was to uninstall and re-install Chrome - remembering to install from (to avoid the multitude of 3rd party Chrome builds that come up top in the search page rankings, which come bundled with hidden Spyware)

Web recording error when I click submenu

You’re right!!


Hi @Shansun , @osolani

I think this error is related to loading of websites which uses some javascript framework for content. I was getting this error in Get Attribute activity. This was solved by adding a delay. Just put a delay of few seconds before the activity on which you are getting this error.