colorui.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

colorui.dll file Microsoft Color Control Panel. 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 colorui.dll related errors on your device. You can also download colorui.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 colorui.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Color Control Panel
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 colorui.dll file. colorui.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 colorui.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to colorui.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 colorui.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of colorui.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 colorui.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 colorui.dll
System Windows 10
File size 601600 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 b25ca128c9bdee87267b195d2e2c6499
SHA1 9eccc22d6247dc14e72c3afce7287b128ad8ec0f
SHA256 e92390a528d1ba6c0b7c5ea6794faf7d883cb65ef5c871dc3ecc1dfd087b366f
CRC32 a06e3925
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 605696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ef855b4433fb0275b9a26449cec9c5b3
SHA1 6c45f932f8384a12c5c2eb4701eb0706c8eca46e
SHA256 f515788c75bc771ba7512c6667f5f310a0bff67d7c9896bccf63ffcd390d6b8f
CRC32 502ced2e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows 8
File size 603136 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b3d5217da0d4adc59a4db39b6a5fbb4f
SHA1 c62ef1e5cc59cee52a6641458c9d4ed8a89b303b
SHA256 19f707bab3f903c94eee692fed7b27349b5c19e066eb01f8fcadce481e9ccd8c
CRC32 9b57008d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows 7
File size 606208 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0f6e4656bd4938f0fee3b3eba1524965
SHA1 7a1382313a1425f367d66c72091b8588d70f691c
SHA256 25920af998cc927de446e214bed7d2889b375e34551438c0a1ffb4ceee8192b7
CRC32 f1d4056f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows 7
File size 624640 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 efd29f3db01755c2007b96b607f43c4d
SHA1 0f0660bac41f1df5b052ae66922fc999379bf676
SHA256 120ad68889dcbd8613fedfb31cd696f139314b7b4ddde236aa84ba598bb60461
CRC32 91294cfe
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 701952 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 1cfb6d81b94b9c49ccbce0921bef0f45
SHA1 d300a4cb478f650396565c43546b5cd003eaa286
SHA256 9efa095d69fd792f689030edd7792424a75b40f7f694f9a03999b88af7bb2fac
CRC32 d2647ebf
Example file location ---
Filename colorui.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 686592 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b8124b934df7b8d6ebd9152a8e0e926f
SHA1 c1681031ad477ccc118cb1a3d56f0c0cfe51509e
SHA256 b6c2a62f9ff09b2893f65586330aa17f7d6e8258ce726074f0cdb6db735260e5
CRC32 0d331446
Example file location ---