Download irprops.cpl to Fix Errors

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

irprops.cpl file Infrared Control Panel Applet. 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 irprops.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download irprops.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 irprops.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Infrared Control Panel Applet
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
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 irprops.cpl file. irprops.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 irprops.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to irprops.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 irprops.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of irprops.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your irprops.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 irprops.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 417280 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7078566a065f8f34ec49d8aef0124a42
SHA1 567848cd6fba876361a47941f8837e1699f73b57
SHA256 709b0280f6c37422df07d26ca6864156320c6ae1efe916042fc3e655baa17e45
CRC32 300cac8b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 416768 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 87c70776e4eac499a14ffac5832f8ee3
SHA1 2412e89d4cf9546f3ef4c46e3ea28e1dc2bed6b8
SHA256 166841a340f7edb2d7d9c226f35dc91293ecd22abce309408d07ea5e6b84a886
CRC32 ed6359a0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 414720 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 82d061e92f414b8cdd15118c7569649e
SHA1 22573ea7cc5359b10614a764fb72dfce32ac501b
SHA256 5f54a332830d030046a553f2dc2033db4ae26a432109c87282bf31642aad26da
CRC32 eba6fd01
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 425984 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 11be2933da0600de6a644c3a492675f4
SHA1 3f0f19a8986dd2ab7122ddf1fce162344d628d57
SHA256 8e9effc569e244f96d62e449076a1a87f6b4bf8f3b72e051b980f7ee096e60fb
CRC32 548f86bc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 418816 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bc5525c19f79b6099b085d0c00c4ef46
SHA1 4a4e1cab70872cdfbe3ba41c1a5afd8de08bb72c
SHA256 a429c160fd829efbf2f825068643499edc8ea8d7b57c49b0bc0934cb8bb18bbe
CRC32 afcc3992
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 418816 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 665790240511df6bc40a30e01731f49f
SHA1 9e788a05e7bcb94c3872a8a67beb834d6032b1da
SHA256 529e3e4271696eb4d53e95eb6983328a8f4b8c34cd84ff36a86a69bf55429066
CRC32 7befca4c
Example file location ---
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 425472 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 a009bc680db537d779a33825d72aaf7b
SHA1 9550c49f1e802bceb69b99667b71a0546f4229de
SHA256 9d74da8db6a1e8115a931848d5edf8b7d124ea1a0536f4c53b2e7a90ad4f7280
CRC32 84cd137e
Example file location ---
Filename irprops.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 380416 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 524ffbc40a38208e68aaa095d28d0455
SHA1 d474aeb9b06867674ec2eea55adb9247774722d6
SHA256 d7759227dc5e72842e863889d160916274b0d87836a20fadae5ec37aefb0095b
CRC32 1e60bb95
Example file location ---