EXCEL32.CNV Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

EXCEL32.CNV file Excel Worksheet Converter. 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 EXCEL32.CNV related errors on your device. You can also download EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV
File extension CNV
Description Excel Worksheet Converter
Program Microsoft Document Converters
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows 16-bit
Copyrights Copyright © 1990-2000 Microsoft Corporation.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to EXCEL32.CNV file. EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • EXCEL32.CNV is corrupted
  • EXCEL32.CNV cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - EXCEL32.CNV
  • EXCEL32.CNV file error
  • EXCEL32.CNV file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register EXCEL32.CNV file:
  • EXCEL32.CNV file could not be loaded
  • EXCEL32.CNV file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because EXCEL32.CNV file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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.

EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV file

The last solution is to manually download and replace EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of EXCEL32.CNV file example directory paths.

  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv\
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv\

If the steps did not solve your EXCEL32.CNV 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 EXCEL32.CNV
System Windows XP
File size 137728 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 f865168b7caac693d3795ae0866df190
SHA1 b5ea91de6f1b6cd8f98399abdb0a24f212d54844
SHA256 4d02367cce197977b5f60d8e8bb78fbd03e698e3d00e79df60d93d5625b29544
CRC32 ff3f9a01
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv\
Filename EXCEL32.CNV
System Windows XP
File size 155648 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 bf8dfaa738529325ef671ec314710228
SHA1 b7fbe44b3d30d82d6d41eb9cf4fd2cefd4638dd4
SHA256 e449c3fec148ac3da2ad8a2842451fe476cce8d355bc472eead11efcfe83a0d4
CRC32 50305b95
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv\