Repair GRTLAKES.DAT Issues (How to Download and Fix)

Last Updated: 06/30/2021
[Time to Read Article: 5 minutes]

Game Data files such as GRTLAKES.DAT utilize the DAT file extension. This file is considered a Dynamic Link Library (Game Data) file, and was first created by Microsoft for the Office 95 software package.

GRTLAKES.DAT was first released in the Windows XP Operating System on 08/24/1995 with Office 95. This is the most recent release date from Microsoft, according to our records.

This article discusses complete file details, DAT file troubleshooting instructions for problems with GRTLAKES.DAT, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: GRTLAKES.DAT
File Extension: DAT file extension
File Type: Dynamic Link Library
Description: Game Data
User Popularity Rating:
 
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Office 95
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Office
Software Version: 95
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 352
Oldest File Date: 05/10/2017
Latest File Date: 05/10/2017


What are GRTLAKES.DAT Error Messages?


Dynamic Link Library GRTLAKES.DAT Errors

GRTLAKES.DAT is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like GRTLAKES.DAT, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like PPTVIEW.EXE - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Office) could share the same GRTLAKES.DAT file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.

Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DAT file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when GRTLAKES.DAT is attempted to be loaded either when Office is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common GRTLAKES.DAT errors include:

Your GRTLAKES.DAT file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Office), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, GRTLAKES.DAT file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Office, system crash while loading GRTLAKES.DAT, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix GRTLAKES.DAT Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your GRTLAKES.DAT issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the GRTLAKES.DAT error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Office (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Office software.

You can uninstall Office software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Office 95 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Office software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Office 95

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many GRTLAKES.DAT error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the GRTLAKES.DAT error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your GRTLAKES.DAT File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate GRTLAKES.DAT file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free GRTLAKES.DAT files for every applicable version of Office. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download GRTLAKES.DAT Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Office folder location:
    Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Datamap\Data\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows XP.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve GRTLAKES.DAT problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



Download GRTLAKES.DAT Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)


CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying GRTLAKES.DAT to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Office DAT files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing GRTLAKES.DAT and all other DAT files for Office. An incorrectly installed DAT file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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