journal.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

journal.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of journal.dll related errors on your device. You can also download journal.dll file compatible with 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 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename journal.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
File size 1064448
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2014-11-21

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

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



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


Problems related to journal.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 journal.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\
  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your journal.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 journal.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1064448 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 607ef72ca9eeeed5e0725200ea26bba3
SHA1 08c0c070af32eb1e770cbaeda0a4d541b2d4ddb1
SHA256 f14af75b9e6476e3c30a02d25b2c7fa21f99d1412ab6860e6ad377616d9a9f78
CRC32 f8af5369
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename journal.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1029632 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 72ca1830b1fbeb2e1daa502e1b6adc4b
SHA1 6dfd66a10327fddad804870511a98b445ec30fdb
SHA256 845d6788445ae12b6ddcacc98491ac53d6d6d3aced266816781b9337f74d4360
CRC32 1e992b65
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename journal.dll
System Windows 7
File size 936448 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 070a458a36339e58377f50494a1dadf4
SHA1 f6c1c850a2194d94a2585e66c882bc24ab525c42
SHA256 cc84946aa8ad3e6bf86249072e184ddcb6dac5c40abf2ec885f6d46a6a168465
CRC32 08e400bc
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\
Filename journal.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1367552 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c0a81c0b58dd7074b230c5801c3312e4
SHA1 bf53931c1fadc8ebe19205e902c3960e24765076
SHA256 0a69972c047b17917ba7af40202761b6ac144c6b3ac81fd5072989dfc91980c8
CRC32 b9b9c19f
Example file location C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\
Filename journal.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1447936 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c085c0325ab667ecb5530d4cfff6730e
SHA1 04f243e1fcaf75dae063a02abb7ddd76495fa2f3
SHA256 aa448b29bca53ffe9538d60b70632d8a81e31909e03105d6f80b27893d1c52bf
CRC32 fba5f2d3
Example file location ---
Filename journal.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 936960 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ce019e0cac0785c9e2aca7987e730736
SHA1 4e87da87587be35268556f921623b5a240edeed3
SHA256 41304de8495861fb8a6d8d29d297e9c59b012932d3a272a52231e838b4d1d05f
CRC32 2c23dfc7
Example file location ---