How to Repair STOCKS.DAT? Download Now

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

STOCKS.DAT file Game Data. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of STOCKS.DAT related errors on your device. You can also download STOCKS.DAT file compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista

File info

General information
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
File size 39017
Oldest file 2017-05-10
Latest file 2017-05-10

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

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



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


Problems related to STOCKS.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 STOCKS.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace STOCKS.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 STOCKS.DAT file.

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Smart Tag\LISTS\1033\
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your STOCKS.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

System Windows 7
File size 39017 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 78f862d3c3c6c12cc74619e2e485511f
SHA1 f2c4191e7657020e12e85dc33a14dde4511ffbaf
SHA256 a21befe6a0ee6cbdcc7d40a630dd4daeacd7cc0558e579742400397bad91fa2e
CRC32 7204b2d6
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Smart Tag\LISTS\1033\
System Windows XP
File size 15132 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 b91cee0303cf831c88ff82e54b86eb83
SHA1 16851c1b39a4684dd2b64139bea46219e4665316
SHA256 35391d64f8823f95f00b8bc09ef80837e9eae7c8bf03056ca88201cd397f8ffb
CRC32 531f46de
Example file location ---
System Windows Vista
File size 39017 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 78f862d3c3c6c12cc74619e2e485511f
SHA1 f2c4191e7657020e12e85dc33a14dde4511ffbaf
SHA256 a21befe6a0ee6cbdcc7d40a630dd4daeacd7cc0558e579742400397bad91fa2e
CRC32 7204b2d6
Example file location ---