Download and Fix ACEWSTR.DLL

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

ACEWSTR.DLL file Microsoft Access database engine Sort DLL. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ACEWSTR.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download ACEWSTR.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

File info

General information
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Access database engine Sort DLL
Program Microsoft Office 2010
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Unknown
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to ACEWSTR.DLL 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 ACEWSTR.DLL 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace ACEWSTR.DLL 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 ACEWSTR.DLL file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE15\1033\
  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE14\1033\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your ACEWSTR.DLL 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 10
File size 852104 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 5a351422c96da469af9e2ea73379706d
SHA1 ae413ac61cd45aca484ad0b1cdf8291972ec4439
SHA256 2964a1a8e5d57e7a4adef5c967411a9bfd594380c2d095519174c1894c851e23
CRC32 26e23b4b
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE15\1033\
System Windows 7
File size 854416 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 d931943c17bed5c0e39891f1e7d42d99
SHA1 319222c6b17e98bf295cfb9fcffa1f5fad85d1b0
SHA256 b982e83fc09fd968f409dd5c763c236955e0acb5a43ad4d2bb523a69c066c6d2
CRC32 8b889375
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE14\1033\
System Windows Vista
File size 600936 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 70f187ead9538510e6490676b090a5f4
SHA1 f4ca6c32a9dfe6f5622445e6c4c319d0b092f651
SHA256 7cbfb91f6e665a30212563651c8e20104d7efd8721d49212c8792f9f9b519cad
CRC32 1bd3ce7d
Example file location ---
System Windows 8
File size 852104 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 5a351422c96da469af9e2ea73379706d
SHA1 ae413ac61cd45aca484ad0b1cdf8291972ec4439
SHA256 2964a1a8e5d57e7a4adef5c967411a9bfd594380c2d095519174c1894c851e23
CRC32 26e23b4b
Example file location ---