How to Repair lm.en-CA.dat? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

lm.en-CA.dat file Game Data. 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 lm.en-CA.dat related errors on your device. You can also download lm.en-CA.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename lm.en-CA.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 835792
Oldest file 2012-07-25
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to lm.en-CA.dat file. lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



Application could not be started because lm.en-CA.dat file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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.

lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat file

The last solution is to manually download and replace lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of lm.en-CA.dat file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\

If the steps did not solve your lm.en-CA.dat 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 lm.en-CA.dat
System Windows 10
File size 835792 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 957a007b4d44a416bafb2f3e7217b4b5
SHA1 b583ac503c5249aeefa0f387b5a27229cf037633
SHA256 b43f206b5fc3cdf384304701f5cc1d75d118417969385db87dff8c7bab3c1262
CRC32 f047a1fc
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.en-CA.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 1003328 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 45c4bec0f21104d081272f7d63ec60af
SHA1 37e86cf39550bb07413bb117179e247e9dac7cb7
SHA256 ea8c08acd714ead87b8dc9cc04e0bae8c0c961b93868b30018ddd1003c1c9f8b
CRC32 882892fe
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.en-CA.dat
System Windows 8
File size 829296 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 76d725d9199b7f4606a17ae56f29c09b
SHA1 200997e5f4e0fa0ae379ae278f861adfac0427c1
SHA256 76937e1f0a29ce9cb3534c35e5f152b59082d30456f3c4f4c4b6d7ead5f956f2
CRC32 e9eda2bd
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\