Download and Fix lm.en-US.dat

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

lm.en-US.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-US.dat related errors on your device. You can also download lm.en-US.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-US.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 830976
Oldest file 2012-07-25
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of lm.en-US.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-US.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-US.dat
System Windows 10
File size 830976 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b347df8322fd6359ebd6d9b3fdab110c
SHA1 6572d155d320575a5b3b6978dc0bae6491bd860b
SHA256 1edf2e3f1b6a03443417a9801095fb6c5f7d7841c726b72405a9fc2eaaf289f5
CRC32 105b12bd
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.en-US.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 998064 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5e7f5305131ebed95727316b26dc654d
SHA1 249fc879c469b73ab8ff25e7db9876cf85a3f038
SHA256 bb10f7d3041e001eb78ebc256f0c58b633499a3131bde7edc390178727e79abf
CRC32 75332e0c
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.en-US.dat
System Windows 8
File size 826208 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4233e2a8e4a3ddb4d318ac86900df3df
SHA1 846fad8f4a96a63a02cfbee4be25f8f096d6b51a
SHA256 bd193ffd6188cedbf87bc3e3b98ee321616ffc8a3de4a6f8a9aa54c826e19334
CRC32 117540b0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\