M1033ZIR.APM Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

M1033ZIR.APM file Aldus Placeable Metafile Image. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of M1033ZIR.APM related errors on your device. You can also download M1033ZIR.APM file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename M1033ZIR.APM
File extension APM
Type Raster Image
Description Aldus Placeable Metafile Image
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 6182080
Oldest file 2012-06-02
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to M1033ZIR.APM file. M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • M1033ZIR.APM is corrupted
  • M1033ZIR.APM cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - M1033ZIR.APM
  • M1033ZIR.APM file error
  • M1033ZIR.APM file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register M1033ZIR.APM file:
  • M1033ZIR.APM file could not be loaded
  • M1033ZIR.APM file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because M1033ZIR.APM file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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.

M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM file

The last solution is to manually download and replace M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of M1033ZIR.APM file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Speech\Engines\TTS\en-US\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Speech\Engines\TTS\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: ---

If the steps did not solve your M1033ZIR.APM 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 M1033ZIR.APM
System Windows 10
File size 6182080 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 6811f561c571fd1091afab262b2f3e6b
SHA1 9aca9b1bc4289731d1e89284655fc19a23339f30
SHA256 13469bbe905fb45dbb786947d9b632e7ede48464a0c3be0e68ac5bbac2312f03
CRC32 ccfcc46e
Example file location C:\Windows\Speech\Engines\TTS\en-US\
Filename M1033ZIR.APM
System Windows 8
File size 6180074 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 7a815752b38fdaf78be3a9623fbeacb0
SHA1 da3805566009b912022a8c8b4d28acccd153e93d
SHA256 8247e0321139d2a7b19998f51ae6ca1a410d4b1866e8e139dcb1fd6245557af3
CRC32 920e052d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Speech\Engines\TTS\en-US\
Filename M1033ZIR.APM
System Windows 8.1
File size 6182080 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 6811f561c571fd1091afab262b2f3e6b
SHA1 9aca9b1bc4289731d1e89284655fc19a23339f30
SHA256 13469bbe905fb45dbb786947d9b632e7ede48464a0c3be0e68ac5bbac2312f03
CRC32 ccfcc46e
Example file location ---