COLORCNV.DLL Troubleshoot and Download

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

COLORCNV.DLL file Windows Media Color Conversion. 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 COLORCNV.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download COLORCNV.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
File extension DLL
Description Windows Media Color Conversion
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 COLORCNV.DLL file. COLORCNV.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 COLORCNV.DLL file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to COLORCNV.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 COLORCNV.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your COLORCNV.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 190656 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f5bbcf24d4e0a6d4431007aace53f712
SHA1 74410408aa4f3771f4477e1d0e63f4f15d077ee4
SHA256 f888f96e6d5fbc72219188ada724b452d7cac55055cd1880dcd6f99b56721fec
CRC32 8471b724
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8
File size 160256 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1b5dc0774255ec1c5736e9369390d103
SHA1 4b972df009c0dc10e05afb8a4094c4ab1e34b71b
SHA256 dc8c7803b6e1213aefa21c5880e5e09a5c6a75b2edf010afbf51e144b43ba68d
CRC32 753290b0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows Vista
File size 186880 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 4ee607dc3bf8f9b1bc77551c3f251b06
SHA1 9fdcc7cdfff0d86face0d8199d9397d8ddf358b6
SHA256 cfd39204f3b6ccf19b0bc5310d020dbd1fbf1f5841f27e4ab0f17a3b21f4d640
CRC32 6bc635a4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows Vista
File size 161280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b150132b1c8cf562752d065f287d5d57
SHA1 b70d8474dbb23409aabf58006d6bfda14a6e6b21
SHA256 3d7e645c0cd4ed5e018cf15bc78bf0fbdc3af77da7fa6713dc90ef1b16f98ea1
CRC32 a63d685f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\