Download and Fix machine.config

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

machine.config file Configuration. 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 machine.config related errors on your device. You can also download machine.config file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename machine.config
File extension CONFIG
Type Developer
Description Configuration
Software
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
Details
File size 25130
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
machine.config

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

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

machine.config

Error

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

OK

Problems related to machine.config 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 machine.config 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace machine.config 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 machine.config file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your machine.config 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 machine.config
System Windows 10
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
Filename machine.config
System Windows 7
File size 26035 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 00e20c13bbdf23e16a4997de3f5f58f9
SHA1 a05f4059bab4a1d7623f158140d423dec6338ba0
SHA256 a92dab324e620ad8443387b21a68a233273e465300fd25f49f8ab3bd19f14ba0
CRC32 28c1a5ac
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config
System Windows 7
File size 25130 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 7e3352b4a1384db30c7d715227e1b11e
SHA1 86943de399f959ee54052049b409b2545266ff2b
SHA256 553f46e1d7aa1a71f4870850bfbd50b1fbf24285dd3a905fb47740cb04ee0ba2
CRC32 0a7c43a8
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config
System Windows Vista
File size 23688 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3cb28fe9da6b565d55e7b7c39cf64bd9
SHA1 604312a0a604da7d2a900590f1ee5f80e9e5e070
SHA256 d47fed6394d5efb9c0cbde62b487c4428e64b7383e9cb5b88a3af39da9d9a6fc
CRC32 75ac1fb4
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config
System Windows 8.1
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config
System Windows 8
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location ---