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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing 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 file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process. file Change CodePage Utility. 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 related errors on your device. You can also download file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
File extension COM
Description Change CodePage Utility
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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


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


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

The last solution is to manually download and replace 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 file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your 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

System Windows 10
File size 12800 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 025fb3fe96f6f6447cba5d99540c37bf
SHA1 d6cb80f19b145031737289690e5887e7ce8aa081
SHA256 ff4ad0d9200442e19ee6a8ae9b51b5dd8b684c9449635ab9f58f5e361e41dbac
CRC32 ddd3a4ff
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8.1
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ac6500bb0b2cce3be8e422d4a2fb84ab
SHA1 281739e16552a7108ddbfc114feb2b48c4988e0a
SHA256 fedda0f8142d08c74ec3e4c2594afbbb65e3943854877d7f23f168876aa62273
CRC32 fb19a3cd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8
File size 11776 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 5e977fff337191d482357e757fbcea7a
SHA1 29b137e6e520342c87240874c0eb4a048b5d0e5e
SHA256 464800c277f2294ba75eb34413a561e4d14929993ce5c6af710baea88cd2b716
CRC32 b2c0992f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 12800 bytes
Date 2009-07-13
File details
MD5 0c8c209151a45a4d7774e89c2f4079aa
SHA1 308fe6fe6e9e10b44c07dbb0dba2372c38b45717
SHA256 f9cd4a0f97eef77cc499a1ab9e3384c8ac42a44b58935b04f7e5c65a41fdd7c0
CRC32 abdc6b75
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 11776 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4436b1a16bdc58d2b3a5263f042c09b3
SHA1 cf2e11809832fc7d3d7f3169418690b8ea4fb969
SHA256 6f2d014403f22f65ee7b58f3b53229fc2bfe527e1ffdd11f4c043a43ccf2f6b2
CRC32 5c814376
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows Vista
File size 11776 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 181cf6e2d79c4623b911f7324f750c7a
SHA1 4c74a070ad15caf0c2ee83bd74e73a375e66e37a
SHA256 7b7bbc6e663046fd43003f73989ce7f4785b6c366dfd6e7d7692e3601afb282d
CRC32 3ef82826
Example file location ---
System Windows Vista
File size 12800 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 327af000488e162aee2c220678ed19c7
SHA1 f188980f5b68ee14e97271900b0e08033838d837
SHA256 dad3e1d1f832d9542c7ff4822a88de46880976b3e92505f2668a6c6443e25502
CRC32 94e566bd
Example file location ---
System Windows XP
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 cbdb7f64381912a4158d7f0df4a4bf51
SHA1 c856cedb9832a8e4fb942a9c2f2d94921bb2880c
SHA256 33056a6fb751500e3405f7cf29ac6ec7ad1ddb0a774aaf5746aac068255a3593
CRC32 9986227e
Example file location ---