How to Repair cfmifs.dll? Download Now

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

cfmifs.dll file FmIfs Engine. 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 cfmifs.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cfmifs.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename cfmifs.dll
File extension DLL
Description FmIfs Engine
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to cfmifs.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 cfmifs.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace cfmifs.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 cfmifs.dll file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your cfmifs.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

Filename cfmifs.dll
System Windows 10
File size 34720 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 79e4931b238aadd26500f683fd28132f
SHA1 d1538c3bb2021b563732323a8bab7082e1bebb2d
SHA256 542e77146c53ff427a3ce3c748dd36bf107a1ce717a39547b89719de41820549
CRC32 964fd947
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfmifs.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 27136 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 800c0db0b41933a031449ba8f976c992
SHA1 00832f615c570d434b5c043eef08d96be3646652
SHA256 13e3da99491e699b1f81d3fcaff7b96b9322e6dc30efa80fd97c1551bf4ac89e
CRC32 58508ac2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfmifs.dll
System Windows 8
File size 26112 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 3cd461931b6dd1a5a728a4867f4e5233
SHA1 74e79b98f6a13f3fbd7d978589125be190322b0e
SHA256 65bd3186e2549ea1ee8645dc61328c9469adeb86f68e99a5b822751b2c54a8c7
CRC32 0d8537c6
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\