Troubleshoot PresentationFontCache.exe.config Errors and Download File

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

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename PresentationFontCache.exe.config
File extension CONFIG
Type Developer
Description Configuration
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 161
Oldest file 2009-04-11
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to PresentationFontCache.exe.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 PresentationFontCache.exe.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\PresentationCore\\
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your PresentationFontCache.exe.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 PresentationFontCache.exe.config
System Windows 7
File size 161 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 c0856ec51c8c75b8fdf02c1bbcfe7b93
SHA1 aee16954327b481354eb6ea80e2b537577b86757
SHA256 d5362778207947b5804894dd928fbc5ffc663715337e23bbc5ea14740581183f
CRC32 ad65fc68
Example file location C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\PresentationCore\\
Filename PresentationFontCache.exe.config
System Windows Vista
File size 161 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 c0856ec51c8c75b8fdf02c1bbcfe7b93
SHA1 aee16954327b481354eb6ea80e2b537577b86757
SHA256 d5362778207947b5804894dd928fbc5ffc663715337e23bbc5ea14740581183f
CRC32 ad65fc68
Example file location ---