Solution for "TradosWordBinaryFile.dll" problem in Trados Studio 2009
Thread poster: Kathy Prochaska

Kathy Prochaska  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:46
French to German
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Mar 4, 2011

Dear collegues,

working with Trados Studio 2009 SP3, I have always been faced with problems when I got .ttx files from my clients. Preparing (pre-translation...) these .ttx files was not possible as I received the following error message:

QuickInserts will not be available. Failed to create Framework 1 plug-in filter components. Error in plug-in filter definition file \Users\Elin\AppData\Local\Temp\y3nf5y1z.con\oz3jxnua.xyy.xml: Failed to load C++ Plug-in DLL C:\Program Files\SDL\SDL Trados Studio\Studio1\TradosWordBinaryFile.dll [File type ID: TRADOS Word Filter]

Searching for a valid solution, I only found this advice to re-register Trados 2007:

Unfortunately, this did not solve my problem and I still got the error message mentioned above. After much experimentation, I found the solution:

Trados Studio 2009 is searching the file TradosWordBinaryFile.dll that is supposed to be found in C:\Program Files (x86)\SDL\SDL Trados Studio\Studio1. In my specific case, this folder only contained a file WordBinaryFile.dll. I tried to copy this file within the same folder and to rename it to TradosWordBinaryFile.dll - and it works! It's the same with WordPluginfilter.dll and TradosWordPluginFilter.dll.

Kind regards,


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 16:46
English to Czech
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Doesn't work for me Mar 4, 2011

Hello Kathy,
thanks for sharing this. It doesn't work for me though: the TTX filetype settings still show only the "Compatibility" and "Tag Verification" sub-categories.

Never mind though.icon_smile.gif


Grace Hughes  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:46
Member (2009)
German to English
Thanks Kathy! May 3, 2011

Just wanted to say thanks so much for posting this.
I came across this problem today and had been starting to tear my hair out as I haven't had this particular problem before with ttx files in Studio. A quick search on google found your solution, and it's worked a treat. So thanks very much for posting your advice - greatly appreciated!


Hazel Underwood  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:46
Member (2005)
German to English
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Hooray! Sep 9, 2011

Thanks for posting this Kathy!

Your solution combined with applying the same method to the WordPlugInFilter.dll did it for me. At last, phew!


Flavien Gaudelet
Local time: 16:46
English to French
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Thank you!! Jan 14, 2013

Thanks a lot for your solution Kathy!


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