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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing l3codeca.acm files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent l3codeca.acm file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

l3codeca.acm file MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of l3codeca.acm related errors on your device. You can also download l3codeca.acm file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename l3codeca.acm
File extension ACM
Description MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM
Program MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM
Author Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Driver
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright © 1996-1999 Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to l3codeca.acm file. l3codeca.acm file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to l3codeca.acm file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • l3codeca.acm is corrupted
  • l3codeca.acm cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - l3codeca.acm
  • l3codeca.acm file error
  • l3codeca.acm file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register l3codeca.acm file:
  • l3codeca.acm file could not be loaded
  • l3codeca.acm file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because l3codeca.acm file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to l3codeca.acm can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing l3codeca.acm file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

l3codeca.acm file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with l3codeca.acm file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to l3codeca.acm file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of l3codeca.acm or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to l3codeca.acm file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the l3codeca.acm file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the l3codeca.acm file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the l3codeca.acm file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace l3codeca.acm file

The last solution is to manually download and replace l3codeca.acm file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded l3codeca.acm file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of l3codeca.acm file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your l3codeca.acm file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename l3codeca.acm
System Windows 10
File size 73216 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 4f933b9dd47c0349c2b5612410a56c80
SHA1 4428669682c384789235e946873e2b9c80d8f184
SHA256 e54386e765c3c86aeafebff03487dbaaa1bfc9d962a9772ca0423689a259f30b
CRC32 6e445e50
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename l3codeca.acm
System Windows 8
File size 71680 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9079dde57e7b5e13638b0afd66760110
SHA1 53fcca245f92875ab736baf2c88dbb1825dc0bc1
SHA256 e9a257941497ded56bdaea14ae7fdb876876752b304666b94b1db0c961abb7c0
CRC32 b2a6d7a0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename l3codeca.acm
System Windows Vista
File size 62464 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 733a9243a14753652f9fa9c8bbc44f98
SHA1 2ee664fce1f21e46f49a6ff59301b141fca14ab0
SHA256 294bb2c41598a6dd51bd8a595a0cad08dc5233c4b415a050832e4295847fabb9
CRC32 679b7bdf
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename l3codeca.acm
System Windows Vista
File size 72192 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 c51e95bc1139c7062a028d5338177298
SHA1 d0d3b60891def2740a209199d5f1abc6c075f159
SHA256 7c2f988dfc0107b78c764f2e09e136c1f224be8b71d7a3803a68b2f57b44aa69
CRC32 f2be3640
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\