Troubleshoot KBDCAN.DLL Errors and Download File

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

KBDCAN.DLL file Canadian Multilingual Standard Keyboard Layout. 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 KBDCAN.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download KBDCAN.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows XP

File info

General information
File extension DLL
Description Canadian Multilingual Standard Keyboard Layout
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 Neutral

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

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



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


Problems related to KBDCAN.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 KBDCAN.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of KBDCAN.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your KBDCAN.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 8192 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7c4494a70d720aef1a62fff57aac21b8
SHA1 90707aea37e9fa892df1c30f692dfc54c9ac5d5a
SHA256 c5d06fb4fabcb838d7dc80fde96b6635b954354e1597dedd7e3e7a91a5a4250b
CRC32 6f2a1c5a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8.1
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 81185947b84fc1a77c217ff324a08ebd
SHA1 2661c953c32e6052baeeeec5fcb65c36e5b71f75
SHA256 af1656c803fb57decad506ec81336f3bccc877890c9f7453988ca8fabf87ca42
CRC32 0e9b0dd3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 6614b7e106b3e559d54193868fb63620
SHA1 12918988cb6ac0a5d3946a52fd261a637ae764e0
SHA256 e2f08027e874f6e3fc328d764f32483a53f45e65cf62caf624042ed51353669b
CRC32 b3c0653a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 283c64a094a763c2f3de2c926aeae8cd
SHA1 782f063272b76ff9705399597580789874d679f7
SHA256 4c63464f9966c1daf630643697a0d874b6885a84fe54712e24da88b6a32d2580
CRC32 c36a247e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 8704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5919f2cda584ac30a88b3a94f1f3dda6
SHA1 a1bc1498bf0b5a90e3a0a237e31c48508913c31a
SHA256 16fbe8513978a66c57f072adb371e2334550eabcd9be6726c916f7df4e8ec59f
CRC32 6762e7ec
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows Vista
File size 8704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 04b9d08020b31726ae8896f71be1ad18
SHA1 375224505204318943b5e217c2ec447bdcb63bad
SHA256 d1021a198890bd37620fb21378a5d5a12d2ff512f54c6a1f3a7368a731577e90
CRC32 ac33fc00
Example file location ---
System Windows Vista
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 f017c8105dd04181dac9ad7ac7d54526
SHA1 8c971880c700597c0e547f5a820ddb07abf2c077
SHA256 b41ec4be498a4360637c643d2c52fa6aa2619067e63f0b5322ad61f8453edd7c
CRC32 77eeeea1
Example file location ---
System Windows XP
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 6fc7c2503f3d43b8f493dda15aa1bc50
SHA1 f80077b9973d883942c2bb9566c5feac37b230e5
SHA256 974b0310e700459367c7aa36171dc36046fd7c136f591bc29946f18fd2ce360e
CRC32 55e6474f
Example file location ---