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The msgcat.exe file

According to our database, the msgcat.exe file is part of Gettext Utilities, so the msgcat.exe file probably got onto your computer during the installation of Gettext Utilities.

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The msgcat.exe file's details

Below, we have summarized the details of the msgcat.exe file known to us. The manufacturers constantly update their software, so naturally msgcat.exe may exist in a different version with a different name. The data below summarizes the parameters of the msgcat.exe file with the 0.19:4.0 version number.

49.38 kB (50568 B)
Internal name:
Original filename:
GPLed program for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows 95/98/ME
© Free Software Foundation
Free Software Foundation
Gettext Utilities
Product version:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

The links related to the msgcat.exe

We try to collect the websites where you can find further information about the msgcat.exe file.

The msgcat.exe's possible errors

Below are the top five most common msgcat.exe errors and how to fix them.

msgcat.exe - Application error

The instruction at "0x????????" reference memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be read.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • Faulty program code. Signal the error to the application's developer, and try installing a newer version.
  • It's possible that there isn't enough memory available for the application. Free up memory be temporarily stopping some applications or services.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your computer checked, with special attention to the RAM modules.

msgcat.exe - Error

The program can't start because ???.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The DLL file required for running msgcat.exe is either missing or out of date. Reinstall the application.

msgcat.exe - Access denied

msgcat.exe - Access denied

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The antivirus software may have blocked access to the msgcat.exe file. Check your antivirus software's log and quarantine.
  • You don't have the permissions to run the msgcat.exe. Change the permissions of the file.
  • The msgcat.exe file may have been damaged. Reinstall the application.

msgcat.exe - Error

msgcat.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The cause of the error message and possible solution:

  • The msgcat.exe isn't installed. Install the application.

msgcat.exe - Application error

The exception Illegal Instruction. An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction.

The causes of the error message and possible solutions:

  • The msgcat.exe uses an instruction set that isn't supported by your CPU. Install the version that is adequate to your computer.
  • It's possible that a hardware component of your computer is malfunctioning. Have the hardware components of your cimputer checked, with special attention to your CPU's cooling.

Other executable files related to the msgcat.exe

Gettext Utilities uses other executable files besides the msgcat.exe file. The file’s names can be different with each version.

Downloading the msgcat.exe

If you need the msgcat.exe file because the file system is damaged, then we suggest that you reinstall Gettext Utilities. Copying an executable usually doesn't solve the problem.


Never open an executable file that you received in an e-mail! Even if it seems like you received it from a reliable person. In most cases, the viruses circulating on the Internet get onto the infected computers from sources that are believed to be reliable.

During the analysis, we checked all the executable files registered by us with at least 2 antivirus softwares.

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Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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