How to Download and Fix publisher.config?

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

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename publisher.config
File extension CONFIG
Type Developer
Description Configuration
Software
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
Details
File size 558
Oldest file 2017-05-10
Latest file 2017-05-10
publisher.config

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

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

publisher.config

Error

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

OK

Problems related to publisher.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 publisher.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\policy.3.5.System.Data.SqlServerCe\3.5.0.0__89845dcd8080cc91\

If the steps did not solve your publisher.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 publisher.config
System Windows 7
File size 558 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 2d562f88863edf6ff31d3d374f3a33c2
SHA1 6d56258f839fd4771d5330ffc3e845f066be438b
SHA256 d136877480abb8c879fdf92fcebe8df623f61dd719d71fd6f0aefc0458590b4f
CRC32 26b39bdf
Example file location C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\policy.3.5.System.Data.SqlServerCe\3.5.0.0__89845dcd8080cc91\