lm.nl.dat Troubleshoot and Download

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

lm.nl.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.nl.dat related errors on your device. You can also download lm.nl.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.nl.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
File size 919872
Oldest file 2012-07-25
Latest file 2014-11-21

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

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



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


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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of lm.nl.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.nl.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.nl.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 919872 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 02adfa779825c054cf71d51daa6eebf4
SHA1 1012151494de7fc93bfe879acb943da087e4a104
SHA256 4c5195ab7987812a1066de7dfadf70194f58033c4d6854f8983165495fb2baee
CRC32 f16fde1c
Example file location C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\
Filename lm.nl.dat
System Windows 8
File size 361600 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4d3b0b85f6f7c063153137af45939e68
SHA1 970c6a49357377f5efacd1581b78a8747f8ee830
SHA256 5107377596902f471e047fbba5ff416e54c645ffac76204fad3eabf905b8fe94
CRC32 4522d5b3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\SKB\LanguageModels\