Download MSZIP.DIC to Fix Errors

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

MSZIP.DIC file Dictionary for Japanese postal code and address conversion. 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 MSZIP.DIC related errors on your device. You can also download MSZIP.DIC file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename MSZIP.DIC
File extension DIC
Description Dictionary for Japanese postal code and address conversion
Program Microsoft Office 2013
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Author Microsoft Corporation
Software version 2013
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit

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

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



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


Problems related to MSZIP.DIC 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 MSZIP.DIC 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace MSZIP.DIC 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 MSZIP.DIC file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your MSZIP.DIC 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 MSZIP.DIC
System Windows 10
File size 4600576 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 d41236ffed94499d866c0871148d1ee7
SHA1 7dbe357718f8e1ec475df5ed3d01e7d1b1d5030e
SHA256 6a6238cd9a7f7d50226ea6ac019f77874a7326d0125faab536f44a1561344d42
CRC32 76d01f21
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
Filename MSZIP.DIC
System Windows 8
File size 4600576 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 d41236ffed94499d866c0871148d1ee7
SHA1 7dbe357718f8e1ec475df5ed3d01e7d1b1d5030e
SHA256 6a6238cd9a7f7d50226ea6ac019f77874a7326d0125faab536f44a1561344d42
CRC32 76d01f21
Example file location ---