How to Download and Fix FM20.AW?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

FM20.AW file Answer Wizard Index. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of FM20.AW related errors on your device. You can also download FM20.AW file compatible with Windows XP, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename FM20.AW
File extension AW
Type Data
Description Answer Wizard Index
Program Office 2003
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2003
File size 126150
Oldest file 2017-05-10
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to FM20.AW file. FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • FM20.AW is corrupted
  • FM20.AW cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - FM20.AW
  • FM20.AW file error
  • FM20.AW file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register FM20.AW file:
  • FM20.AW file could not be loaded
  • FM20.AW file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because FM20.AW file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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.

FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW file

The last solution is to manually download and replace FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of FM20.AW file example directory paths.

  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\

If the steps did not solve your FM20.AW 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 FM20.AW
System Windows XP
File size 126150 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 91c1ebcbbb45c594bd95887f4f8fd6eb
SHA1 112b8d04a0d050cbdef5bd00e2992efa0c38e723
SHA256 7c353ad0068bbb7753251db2d4da469eb855de8c99e19f14fd3a131c3af5efd2
CRC32 316548c1
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\
Filename FM20.AW
System Windows XP
File size 60540 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 a849b6ddac70223cae159a8d5a73a436
SHA1 0b95ee6804b44b874123a9688e2a966bb2bb59db
SHA256 07e5f24906505888bd56ba0cb157da626e536b07b225b4ab9a0b2469502501a3
CRC32 fcb3df67
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\