How to fix msvcp140.dll file missing error on Windows computer?

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Windows is one of the best in the systems market, this popularity is due to the fact that it contains great features suitable for all audiences. However, like everything in life, it is not without bitter mistakes, and that's exactly why today's tutorial is for learning how to fix msvcp140.dll file missing error.

If anything is clear, it is that everyone is bothered by a DLL error, like winhttp.dll not found error, because they do not allow your favorite programs or games to be opened for no apparent reason. But what few people know is that actually fixing these types of errors is very simple, as you will see below.



How to fix msvcp140.dll file missing error?

Now, before you can learn how to fix msvcp140.dll file missing error, you need to know what causes this annoying error and the answer is very simple, lack of libraries or DLL files on your system.

For this reason, to fix your problem, all you need to do is download the missing DLL file. To achieve this, you must first go directly to the official Microsoft store, within it you must insert: Visual C ++ Libraries.

Once you have the results, choose and download the program in question that corresponds to your type of operating system (32-bit or 64-bit), then install it inside your PC as you would any other program (executing it).

Next, wait for the program to make the necessary changes (give it all the permissions it requires), then proceed to restart your computer so that what you downloaded is configured.

And voila, with that the error stating that a DLL file is missing should be gone, as you now have the virtual libraries or DLLs you need to run the program you wanted without any problem.



It should be noted that this process works for all windows, not only 10, and the steps to follow are completely the same regardless of the OS version (DLLs don't change). However, in case this solution doesn't work for you, you will need to go through a manual process.

Manual process to correct this terrible flaw

If with the above you were unable to resolve the msvcp140.dll file missing error then it is time to try download this file but manually, without the Visual C ++ library.

To achieve this, you must first go to your browser and search there for the name of the DLL in question, there are thousands of pages where you can find and download it, then choose the most reliable one and download it.

Once you have it on your PC, unzip it everywhere (the DLL files are in ZIP format), having the contents out, proceed to go to the program that won't open and right click on it.

Next, in the drop-down menu that will appear, click on the option called “Open file location”, this action will take you to the exact location of this program, paste the DLL you downloaded there.


Then go to the path C: Windows System32 and paste the DLL file the same way, and that's it. With what you did, the your PC should recognize the file in question, allowing the program that generated the error to run without any problems.

Now that you have read all of the above, you can say that you know how to fix msvcp140.dll file missing error, so there is nothing more you can do in this guide, you are free to go and try these solutions to put an end to your problem.


However, before you leave, it is recommended that you do not stop looking for knowledge here, as sooner or later you will get another error similar to this one, so it is recommended to search for tutorials like: How to fix the error in Ntdll.dll file?

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