Download CONTAB32.DLL to Fix Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

CONTAB32.DLL file Outlook Address Book Service. 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 CONTAB32.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download CONTAB32.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
File extension DLL
Description Outlook Address Book Service
Software
Program Microsoft Outlook
Author Microsoft Corporation
Details
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod Neutral
CONTAB32.DLL

There are various types of errors related to CONTAB32.DLL file. CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • CONTAB32.DLL is corrupted
  • CONTAB32.DLL cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - CONTAB32.DLL
  • CONTAB32.DLL file error
  • CONTAB32.DLL file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register CONTAB32.DLL file:
  • CONTAB32.DLL file could not be loaded
  • CONTAB32.DLL file doesn't exist

CONTAB32.DLL

Error

Application could not be started because CONTAB32.DLL file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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.

CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL file

The last solution is to manually download and replace CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of CONTAB32.DLL file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your CONTAB32.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 CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows 10
File size 134336 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 1401d1a04d2c49a60b627efbd3c013bb
SHA1 9cc8f7baf77a946c479bc7f8a4fa285903fb9121
SHA256 34e44df3a37aae8a4d8e14842fc23536f642547db52231aaa1fa102c1d788810
CRC32 2c2531f1
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows 7
File size 135032 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 b65c9235d57fbe4539fa96c76f28e81e
SHA1 94aed44750603b4c16f00c54051b862027f6bd4c
SHA256 dc2735e8e166016673bc05cb2411aeefe021b9e9d75ca807a515979a83a46005
CRC32 f4a9183b
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows Vista
File size 133936 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 7c074f58df09569fe1167bac7bfe0b4d
SHA1 7ea05a6e8c3a3fa49b15a539bdffecf54c30fe77
SHA256 4663ef81495b10a27407a90eb99934011d81d686e90ecb89c3ea2145a75ca8c5
CRC32 0dcabbe4
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows XP
File size 115776 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 4eed211e902f869b8c2c0d050cfeef31
SHA1 4afa2f112ba455707aa234c7d7d2f9a9fc41a20e
SHA256 4a908ec5d3ea88dfc3bec1977219deb2fd1e4f0e4626cb8719040120f41b6a96
CRC32 4739a267
Example file location ---
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows XP
File size 132512 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 c262d9ece3940ab2d6742fc37fa936f2
SHA1 82559bdc2f1a78455efa4346fefc17ecb1bdc506
SHA256 608df39faa95e9a39ed474b30064e426fcfe2087ca0bb55d402833bcb6d13778
CRC32 1ebda2f4
Example file location ---
Filename CONTAB32.DLL
System Windows 8
File size 134336 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 1401d1a04d2c49a60b627efbd3c013bb
SHA1 9cc8f7baf77a946c479bc7f8a4fa285903fb9121
SHA256 34e44df3a37aae8a4d8e14842fc23536f642547db52231aaa1fa102c1d788810
CRC32 2c2531f1
Example file location ---