How to Download and Fix ContactPicker.dll?

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

ContactPicker.dll file Microsoft Contact Selector Control. 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 ContactPicker.dll related errors on your device. You can also download ContactPicker.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename ContactPicker.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Contact Selector Control
Program Microsoft Office 2010
Author Microsoft Corporation
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

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

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



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


Problems related to ContactPicker.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 ContactPicker.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ContactPicker.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 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your ContactPicker.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 ContactPicker.dll
System Windows 10
File size 168136 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 db661f67d0ae958a802fb55b393c547e
SHA1 1a88df89d25a80c0ef4724057266a4a6489d8200
SHA256 08f7d07d4381a7e821c400d66986475f038a44c41bd44c5f22aa82d3afbfc186
CRC32 a82b8017
Example file location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
Filename ContactPicker.dll
System Windows 7
File size 167808 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 ae9585c548d4c0d09b51e07a9e7a7d73
SHA1 54a9dc63c48e07a5ebc6fb1862dde0054e6b4426
SHA256 b05e56444a29ffed454245780981fa76bc341b0aca1a611bf4d7b360bad9508d
CRC32 3cb56a5d
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
Filename ContactPicker.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 189760 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 e4fa4847dae005517a189dbd72b0e331
SHA1 d5bfddd6ff4dd5448a413ef94ec05b6e608870ca
SHA256 a4896b8ee6db24e1b4d5df64965d278a0230cf897db15beb0ef28a1abfc067e9
CRC32 70a83e58
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\
Filename ContactPicker.dll
System Windows 8
File size 168136 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 db661f67d0ae958a802fb55b393c547e
SHA1 1a88df89d25a80c0ef4724057266a4a6489d8200
SHA256 08f7d07d4381a7e821c400d66986475f038a44c41bd44c5f22aa82d3afbfc186
CRC32 a82b8017
Example file location ---