How to fix 33/39/45 files cannot be verified in Modern Warfare 2

Are there 18 files in Modern Warfare 2 that cannot be verified?

Are your MW2 files not verified on Steam on PC?

If so, the game will crash when you try to play campaign mode.

This is the full error message, “33/39/45 file could not be verified and will be refetched”.

An error message appears when you try to verify the integrity of game files on Steam.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix 33/39/45 unverifiable files in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

Why can’t the 33/39/45 file be verified in MW2?

We’ve noticed some stability issues with the latest NVIDIA driver 526.47 in Call of Duty #MWII. We currently recommend that you keep the 516.59 or 522.25 driver.

— BeenoxCODPC (@BeenoxCODPC) October 27, 2022

33/39/45 The file could not be verified in MW2 because of an issue with the latest Nvidia driver (version 526.47).

It could also mean that your antivirus program is interfering with the file.

According to @BeenoxCODPC on Twitter, they mentioned a stability issue with the latest Nvidia driver.

They recommend keeping the 516.69 or 522.25 driver until Nvidia or MW2 fixes the problem.

Many players complain about validation issues.

“When I try to verify the files, the error message says they are corrupt and 9 MB files are downloaded every time. Any solution?”.

“When I verified the integrity of my game files, it said 18 files could not be verified. Then it said it was retrieving them, Steam downloaded a small update, and the game wouldn’t start. When I verified again, it Says I still have 18 unverified game files. Now it says 33 files could not be verified”.

How to fix 33/39/45 files cannot be verified in Modern Warfare 2

To fix unverifiable 33/39/45 files in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll need to roll back the Nvidia driver to 516.69 or 522.25.

You’ll also need to allow the game in your antivirus programs, including Windows Defender Firewall and Windows Security.

If all else fails, you can contact Activision support here: https://support.activision.com/.

Fix 1: Roll back your Nvidia driver

Use Windows Search to search for “Device Manager” and open it. Expand Display Adapters and select your GPU. Go to the “Drivers” tab and select “Roll Back Driver”. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Note: If you don’t have the “Roll Back Driver” option, follow the next fix (fix 2) to install the old Nvidia driver.

Fix 2: Do a clean Nvidia install of 516.69 or 522.25

Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/drivers/. Search for your driver version. Download driver version: 522.25. Click Download and run the installation. Select Custom (Advanced). Select “Perform a clean install”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Fix 3: Allow Games on Windows Security

Open Windows Settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Manage Ransomware Protection > Allow Apps Access Through Controlled Folders > Add Allowed Apps > Browse All Apps > Select the cod.exe app > Open. Add the remaining .exe applications to Controlled Folder Access.

Fix 4: Allow games on Windows Defender Firewall

Open Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an application or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow other applications… > Browse… > Select the cod.exe application > Add. Add the remaining .exe applications to your firewall.

Further reading

How to fix lag, stutter or FPS drops in Modern Warfare 2

How to fix 18 file validation failures in Modern Warfare 2

How to Fix Niamey-Lee Errors in Modern Warfare 2

Source of information: Compiled from FOLLOWCHAIN ​​by 0x information.The copyright belongs to the author Lim How Wei, and may not be reproduced without permission

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