inetcpl.cpl Troubleshoot and Download

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

inetcpl.cpl file Internet Control Panel. 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 inetcpl.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download inetcpl.cpl 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
Filename inetcpl.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Internet Control Panel
Program Internet Explorer
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
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 inetcpl.cpl file. inetcpl.cpl 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 inetcpl.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to inetcpl.cpl 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 inetcpl.cpl 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace inetcpl.cpl 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 inetcpl.cpl file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of inetcpl.cpl 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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your inetcpl.cpl 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 inetcpl.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 2008576 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 79b0df5135c6317af3b9c0181db4a385
SHA1 092d4f29630c8b816e93d517e39bad3c08f4d8a2
SHA256 a3770238d8dbdb608b4985978c2efcc3bbda1059fd13eb4b6d0e8b75d4dfd507
CRC32 e7e01cc2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 2051072 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 108d84ee2359c595ccea32820a2d5405
SHA1 f2b24c70b1757fedfdb0306e338ac2cac5201402
SHA256 89565b2a8448a779d60081882c0b4c910e43faca433b6647f5507570b0ceb055
CRC32 f4f31291
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 1441280 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c92ea3c4916874007db78bd962525405
SHA1 80013546f1e6b8990162ed7820865ddba9dd83a9
SHA256 13a5b9fe5d6c35c9e137cfbfe0bcc158471754c0ebe84bc06cf1d420ce5d0775
CRC32 60c96d74
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 1466368 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 689c8b052e742e054402359f3685fe10
SHA1 d74f51b9787320b56f922a04b62a0a835ae4ee0e
SHA256 46f885b3325eeb39fa6a5649f5a49a5d1f2037a9a6e8580cd6d75d69b300a687
CRC32 b521ac2d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 1538560 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 fcff56e69b4961bfb2599e14e7eb7fde
SHA1 23e01e7857f938987e021abe78d13548215ca035
SHA256 619ceadba6ee2430a532a541c4f6053780efe6c4473eee54254e760b2414ef24
CRC32 f716e51e
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 2079744 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 513e5d36a43f32381fac4280ad7a896e
SHA1 3ac5498b6a48b39e7ad80f883a339fa4e0528c4c
SHA256 4280ae19a127c4baceaf55ba54c9aa1156f015f6447a02dcf0b1c0eedf34ddee
CRC32 798ebcfd
Example file location ---
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 1827840 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9ed83c84da75e974f496721b6f8ae02e
SHA1 903617c4f1eca13ebba3f29564ead3215b138d1f
SHA256 a4dca41a601d2b5891eb148b4fb674475d9f58b684664f33cfccf853b829e74b
CRC32 8c1d0e18
Example file location ---
Filename inetcpl.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 360960 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f85403775d931be05abb7bd82f6656fa
SHA1 70392866cd2e957837923951aab02b87ff3c989e
SHA256 699f4939d6d203d114a2111f5a33188e60ffc1f5808fa36592fa3cb46d68e32c
CRC32 54156fff
Example file location ---