timedate.cpl Informations - Download and Fix

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

timedate.cpl file Time Date 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 timedate.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download timedate.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 timedate.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Time Date 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 timedate.cpl file. timedate.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 timedate.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to timedate.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 timedate.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of timedate.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 timedate.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 timedate.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 494080 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 30b1d9fc97b118a829870616a7f242fe
SHA1 cfd692efb32b00884c07d199f3cfb68dd43ba0ee
SHA256 40b97e582cf3f57afcfdade53aca2054501e9cc594fc4db0de7132b1a2ca969e
CRC32 2255625b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 472064 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 656b23ac5af7f92ad663cbb36978f397
SHA1 2a842b66fc733bb5b50996a58f84aca08322a568
SHA256 d787aef2b367af1c97f93f4cedda1219ae8c7eb62abaadb1c84e93c3b9969d31
CRC32 6d7cd155
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 458240 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 930a3d40aa6a66364fe8e4711e8fa51c
SHA1 a2be25dbc99b3c87484baf19d6d813d7a5b60ce7
SHA256 508309f58f7a2c6287b44710b82013ac58319f90f8a1e0e8b9e4b3e95145129a
CRC32 a1b53601
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 515584 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 1fcb1a72bf5c784f7358e6bef38e4571
SHA1 ef944a320de79bf05f0e30f54f3f8b2ba2e82c4a
SHA256 12da4240f8c964eda6223257bd9723fd9372e63ae86f00509163b1de12a5f6c5
CRC32 85aeb770
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 478720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83c9840cf87a0ca55526327801716d27
SHA1 fc1fd183a82ea488c777f29738a73b1470765682
SHA256 c762f82a8b10a6d20777dc5688aa33fe07994b1e6df5493f19d997e192d4a518
CRC32 e723ece4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 881152 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 11449a34fff4a84c0c81339107c39bde
SHA1 40eacd3da4347a954ce3d6cfbc4ea6096e8cc0b1
SHA256 cabe93508ce4fdd30c872b71be211ad71e15d1b8cb25222faa9a3b0f13f1230f
CRC32 944cdde4
Example file location ---
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 714240 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 45d4135cfa747cdfcf7cb247a6399002
SHA1 83326eeabfc3baa8a5837a69e9dbc054c37f8b9e
SHA256 a05dfcf03c424dea2d3f0624465a54e4a7d7af9b9c914d938ea2a5f21ee38113
CRC32 870319c1
Example file location ---
Filename timedate.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 94208 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 53d82396cd8241af6182a4cdd120f14f
SHA1 0e9f6a3f7af51dccdf07449eb31b2da0058f6648
SHA256 ca5d2f90158313d7b827c88c0d950e95366ed2bccc5e0503268c12be8e5d48ce
CRC32 212c121a
Example file location ---