Download and Fix lm.fr.dat

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

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename lm.fr.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Software
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
Details
File size 20176
Oldest file 2012-07-25
Latest file 2014-11-21
lm.fr.dat

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

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

lm.fr.dat

Error

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

OK

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace lm.fr.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.fr.dat file.

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

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

If the steps did not solve your lm.fr.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.fr.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 20176 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1a22f1c25637490dcb89b526cbd857cb
SHA1 f5b9da4b5ed47ae67df36d3a539c556e18dbf60d
SHA256 67828d10cb3da00a59679d7f9eaf62f1ff1cda9a1abefbca217221959fa2a94d
CRC32 7a74228d
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.fr.dat
System Windows 8
File size 18992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5916113a0b79a04f794826e4c239932a
SHA1 8c87338f97e437e7ce8975f33865f5b773e0889f
SHA256 b836a13d655076ec3084bd7e35a5bda3037d0bcff4b152a608fcbb5499878d84
CRC32 38523249
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\