How to Fix Issues with $$Contents.xml (Free Download)

Last Updated: 11/28/2023
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Extensible Markup Language files, such as $$Contents.xml, are considered a type of XML (Extensible Markup Language) file. They are associated with the XML file extension, developed by for TextAloud 3.0.83.

The first version of $$Contents.xml was released for the Windows 10 Operating System on 07/06/2015 inside TextAloud 3.0.83. This file release marks the latest and most updated version from

Please see below for more detailed information, XML file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of $$Contents.xml.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: $$Contents.xml
File Extension: XML file extension
File Type: Data
Description: Extensible Markup Language
MIME Type: application/xml
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: TextAloud 3.0.83
Software: TextAloud
Software Version: 3.0.83
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 197
Oldest File Date: 01/22/2020
Latest File Date: 01/22/2020

What are $$Contents.xml Error Messages?

General $$Contents.xml Runtime Errors

$$Contents.xml file errors often occur during the startup phase of TextAloud, but can also occur while the program is running. These types XML errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while TextAloud is running. Here are some of the most common $$Contents.xml runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\NextUp\TextAloud\Articles\$$Contents.xml

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most XML errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your $$Contents.xml file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with TextAloud), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, $$Contents.xml file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading TextAloud, system crash while loading or saving $$Contents.xml, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

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

You can uninstall TextAloud 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 TextAloud 3.0.83 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

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

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

TextAloud 3.0.83

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 $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free $$Contents.xml files for every applicable version of TextAloud. 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 $$Contents.xml Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate TextAloud folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\NextUp\TextAloud\Articles\
  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 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve $$Contents.xml 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 $$Contents.xml Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

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

Windows 10

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$$Contents.xml Extensible Markup Language TextAloud 3.0.83 197 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...
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