Troubleshoot help_im.cur Errors and Download File

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

help_im.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 help_im.cur related errors on your device. You can also download help_im.cur file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename help_im.cur
File extension CUR
Type System
Description Windows Cursor
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 8774
Oldest file 2006-09-18
Latest file 2017-03-18
help_im.cur

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

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

help_im.cur

Error

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

OK

Problems related to help_im.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 help_im.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your help_im.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 help_im.cur
System Windows 10
File size 8774 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 734745ee51acb6d18d52a20fb347140a
SHA1 fcb88a86aec3ccf214c6f9ad8bb485b33165cf58
SHA256 3416a819f043cbca5751072756adc9238c6e0fb12653172e34de14d248d5289f
CRC32 398c97d8
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename help_im.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 1598 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1428bb8eeedc5e7c4bb85c4c0465e1a0
SHA1 40de4ed7b22df864d69b2cedda49db72f5f3f3d7
SHA256 fde50d3e37351a164c0989cee7dcb06b10ff9a91112c85cf1a9e5c24392a7fde
CRC32 783cd8e6
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename help_im.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 bb56775448f5fdcef57887a401ac3be4
SHA1 70aa6d04a42b58530266b24581492e55792bcf0a
SHA256 789d09ca88f8731f40dd192a9c5fe10f01e6a2df02490e9ce034c3480728f86b
CRC32 01f9dce0
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename help_im.cur
System Windows 8
File size 1598 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1428bb8eeedc5e7c4bb85c4c0465e1a0
SHA1 40de4ed7b22df864d69b2cedda49db72f5f3f3d7
SHA256 fde50d3e37351a164c0989cee7dcb06b10ff9a91112c85cf1a9e5c24392a7fde
CRC32 783cd8e6
Example file location ---
Filename help_im.cur
System Windows 7
File size 1598 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1428bb8eeedc5e7c4bb85c4c0465e1a0
SHA1 40de4ed7b22df864d69b2cedda49db72f5f3f3d7
SHA256 fde50d3e37351a164c0989cee7dcb06b10ff9a91112c85cf1a9e5c24392a7fde
CRC32 783cd8e6
Example file location ---
Filename help_im.cur
System Windows XP
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 bb56775448f5fdcef57887a401ac3be4
SHA1 70aa6d04a42b58530266b24581492e55792bcf0a
SHA256 789d09ca88f8731f40dd192a9c5fe10f01e6a2df02490e9ce034c3480728f86b
CRC32 01f9dce0
Example file location ---