Troubleshoot aero_link.cur Errors and Download File

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

aero_link.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_link.cur related errors on your device. You can also download aero_link.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_link.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_link.cur file. aero_link.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_link.cur file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of aero_link.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_link.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_link.cur
System Windows 10
File size 136606 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b65f8f807fb5dbe3acf9b910155f7ea5
SHA1 a551365e41eed017425a8af81b5a6a098fd5a6fb
SHA256 c89d3190a3f02ca6b1b964f7b3061ebc5399f4b7c7bf469ef2c4387bee55dc04
CRC32 dd33a3a8
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_link.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 30894 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 82b81b61b491cadfbbda676288779408
SHA1 88b573f10ad54091892c1722596396f1c386d6a8
SHA256 1de38eecbfbb41bb706256adebfffa995be49a1c0f280421cc0e012044d3a914
CRC32 f2d6db47
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_link.cur
System Windows 8
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 704b5e9e9b4b0fceffa8ba73dd9ddadb
SHA1 c34e99bd8ff644c4d1821e672eb74edb6d3263e0
SHA256 438c95da3cfad231fc25d6821c4bf71b9c53377577cc76470dcdee1079329ced
CRC32 62638e48
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_link.cur
System Windows 7
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f4ac318a68081b2d2d7dd817dfde5f0b
SHA1 d6f905f582ccf950919368ce80fb71f3aaf30aec
SHA256 f6595e48c3840b0d3d124dd5ad3d03f8fc4e2e114f8ebeb54330a34c5c6b5064
CRC32 b9412fb9
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_link.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 4286 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 91bee364d9731d7fbaeebe22d762918b
SHA1 7e5ca8c2e122089ba9b57d3b4a4a0058d92516ad
SHA256 eeb61c78c583b09597a14de97c77c90bbecb3d9af9ed0b630f84a0bd35f2e56c
CRC32 3f3d2961
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\