How to Download and Fix aero_ns.cur?

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

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

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



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


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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of aero_ns.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_ns.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_ns.cur
System Windows 10
File size 136606 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 75b57cd74bd580cbe3bd2ab4f5d800f5
SHA1 a372b25ac0b21509f86584e2a31eff1b92e6854f
SHA256 e698b70e15126295b7c573aaa72c000cf050487a491514e8797e5608ad6817f8
CRC32 7b227132
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_ns.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 30894 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b0dd7d70b8bb7f79e09a532b0c0727d2
SHA1 a7a4616350fe19ebe6368451987dc15901d636dd
SHA256 849f96e297afdeef0b99b9c4074a15112ab9c177575c3d68e241ec8ef9b23617
CRC32 a6e37811
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_ns.cur
System Windows 8
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f9157ae9be0f295ec4efcc29165a3b50
SHA1 459b9216490a166c789f074adef7853c86e1653b
SHA256 a278cd9c74fe1d2f77c1b4bfae94a5b9f1d52970c75cb631300a37f856814c20
CRC32 e007448e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_ns.cur
System Windows 7
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 36e5a8eb542bb0ec78a4a770705d42e6
SHA1 701d52f106a7b07fad671eb7428f236f0986a8a3
SHA256 567eac60acecdac52d5bc57267de48dc4699ea6c2117a1619830259805bc2837
CRC32 2ca13528
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_ns.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 4286 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f55ee079e1584126368a0a003cf5da52
SHA1 7f9545c3da864c57ac5dd6aa2ece330249f8529b
SHA256 ae87e1be2012a8d22db328bec839cc01705776df4a8668a373d2d7efd918cc09
CRC32 77038933
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\