clfsw32.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

clfsw32.dll file Common Log Marshalling Win32 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 clfsw32.dll related errors on your device. You can also download clfsw32.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename clfsw32.dll
File extension DLL
Description Common Log Marshalling Win32 DLL
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 clfsw32.dll file. clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • clfsw32.dll is corrupted
  • clfsw32.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - clfsw32.dll
  • clfsw32.dll file error
  • clfsw32.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register clfsw32.dll file:
  • clfsw32.dll file could not be loaded
  • clfsw32.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because clfsw32.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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.

clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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 clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of clfsw32.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your clfsw32.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 clfsw32.dll
System Windows 10
File size 58368 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 1a3708c1c0c48e3c4df6dab86b45533e
SHA1 221f4524514466c8d13dec279864ea918bbe1238
SHA256 ed9230f1cb797ed7dc5242d9531029c6845dc1d049c502365f22077aa831d4ac
CRC32 4d6441aa
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 58880 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 f98f8a5307cfc1f5e9f76b4605ede439
SHA1 8a2b5ffb66c396a7022cf7c4dbe9af87e331654d
SHA256 319d8fb2a0d4c452271c512f65a9443ad4adc197f67a19866283a2344f733c0f
CRC32 1d41908d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows 8
File size 57856 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 85a4750f80b596879d10ee9cf973f9fb
SHA1 2ab827ef70e1a3026ef8dcdf455dae4e6254da8f
SHA256 3939f74fe4817e0fc85036f7d7acb35c0e4d58a48f00764921c2db62211fa42e
CRC32 0b06d28d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows 7
File size 58880 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 101e6f52cd5fc1db44210dfd1fe4b92a
SHA1 9ec2b9dba23d4a5376af9b0d0d38647dcfc1338d
SHA256 bbc0d2b573e6ec066fc9a5f56b2cb06c23964a8abbffa4e5ab99ad3ab2a3f007
CRC32 65b96bc5
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows 7
File size 79360 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 39967d4fc7e1093cf865d54f8b872462
SHA1 4eb8c85db71ab1e48078d21dd8839760a67d142a
SHA256 a61d1ee0463af49af6a3fdd383063e4607f9f9dd23f8b4835e72876739401239
CRC32 f59e475f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 77824 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 18c770acc591e3c4fcf83936d5edee8c
SHA1 0fa07c67d71693ceb43dc2b5d13e6823260c5ec9
SHA256 d5bf14dccddcb2f289f55b0bd66e2243d03c8fc599b7d14a8a149f0bb18e432e
CRC32 dd6d57a6
Example file location ---
Filename clfsw32.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 56832 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fc5282802468c396b696a6e07c549bae
SHA1 bb04278b95542a0a476837a1fe7e8137f1c25f63
SHA256 ed8a50610671fb6198a96c4491f5fed00daae811873a82aef77a6e4ffde7bf66
CRC32 e7e51500
Example file location ---