Download and Fix aero_helpsel.cur

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

aero_helpsel.cur file Windows Cursor. 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 aero_helpsel.cur related errors on your device. You can also download aero_helpsel.cur file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename aero_helpsel.cur
File extension CUR
Type System
Description Windows Cursor
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 136606
Oldest file 2006-11-02
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to aero_helpsel.cur 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 aero_helpsel.cur 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace aero_helpsel.cur 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 aero_helpsel.cur file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\

If the steps did not solve your aero_helpsel.cur 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 aero_helpsel.cur
System Windows 10
File size 136606 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a0866dce22dc8fddc3a25247f2a410ad
SHA1 4700c2e29a25b6ff126e8b0491a28f333da49a23
SHA256 19cc751b33c3952abd4bd9c318ece4a88e2eef400db6c606940fd615215ac42e
CRC32 1912dc2e
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_helpsel.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 30894 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6beeb0faca0ee1075a29cf1b471d95fa
SHA1 74bf30490bf6c46b6bef7e3d0297aade1749df21
SHA256 85949f7b5919fcf0bc8df446c073fb9e415df812d47cc9d5be17f788d1f57874
CRC32 e256d632
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_helpsel.cur
System Windows 8
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 71596d99d9bd16dc728d5b8d245b9e88
SHA1 b6fd2e09712c0dd4b8af981ee31f967c56c1e125
SHA256 62bfea14bc9569e4321d83bf41c533872560f2bc24d49839d369b95b5a8001c0
CRC32 a026f3e1
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_helpsel.cur
System Windows 7
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9102b0f3c917c98889146c8bb1f6b78c
SHA1 3cdbc962b0af64cd4674e33f4a2210fa91796073
SHA256 bc107ef23bebf87eb7dd2e81a799440ae70f573e4897ab340ab439bc4a4665d7
CRC32 1ed4549e
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_helpsel.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 4286 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d907d4f0c927b02787f6f3bef89f64e0
SHA1 62700edb882ee349459bbf5f6fe68afa3979e005
SHA256 baf46f370b382b35dc43b33494263c21b31198421790353ac57303a3dcce696f
CRC32 29acce22
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\