Troubleshoot AcLayers.dll Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing AcLayers.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent AcLayers.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

AcLayers.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of AcLayers.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AcLayers.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename AcLayers.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 328704
Oldest file 2008-04-14
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to AcLayers.dll file. AcLayers.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to AcLayers.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • AcLayers.dll is corrupted
  • AcLayers.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - AcLayers.dll
  • AcLayers.dll file error
  • AcLayers.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register AcLayers.dll file:
  • AcLayers.dll file could not be loaded
  • AcLayers.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because AcLayers.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to AcLayers.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing AcLayers.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

AcLayers.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with AcLayers.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to AcLayers.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of AcLayers.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to AcLayers.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the AcLayers.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the AcLayers.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the AcLayers.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace AcLayers.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace AcLayers.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded AcLayers.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of AcLayers.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your AcLayers.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows 10
File size 328704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 12753f6b216b96f15edebe05e9756386
SHA1 b4c0f74a862b1a42661b96153eb056f92fadd52e
SHA256 87804b0defed7ff1cefb2da3ae6f31e5a7e9944478c1f4969d37ac877e8df985
CRC32 8a384d3f
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 332800 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5cec5fe17cec6872ee70c80ae2cabbaf
SHA1 7ccf4b8738862de3bc36d99e4a7ed11c40729157
SHA256 5b50559936a69b717c01df539bc8743262149514c957636da976c458e9d43487
CRC32 ea88940c
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows 8
File size 311296 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 79c1092dac0ab9f9d27ed34df0911185
SHA1 45d3a540a42b61d4e900d584c3bc00e0128b1068
SHA256 ec03843308cd479f1d3fa1808b00c8e1ef09cc8089bff8b49d4baf2936d00681
CRC32 f1dbaa19
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows 7
File size 562176 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 368b2bee3f88bfb883d2c74a258de6f6
SHA1 9e0ecd4392bffc5731574cac013130db32dc15d6
SHA256 2763114eba077121448fcb0f1fb8b69252349d9e5cce5b56991f8b84998847ce
CRC32 4053737d
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows 7
File size 350208 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bb935f549f226d4b9ce95f5479267241
SHA1 c407e27680a823e081d8767621374c42f5aca93e
SHA256 d8b8757a8da042cd5dca0b331ebafddca0c3df40aee8ac1128aa5abcf8ec9d69
CRC32 7e6f2c02
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 331776 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2743ed23a464ecbe45cec86010523823
SHA1 5b5412e4b8d3d312a336c9f59c550d370d1010e7
SHA256 e5b343a3e520c3cfe1b986a79eee3ff2a511a7d39ad4721da283f872fce177d8
CRC32 af2a9834
Example file location ---
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 542720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 51a4930ae13ec5b9a4b3c7d5f11dd676
SHA1 7d50a2262548a119138560e5352b762630a684c1
SHA256 0ad69c84899819757a375c72d5e29307ae1b711d8948bbbfe1c54912212ac24b
CRC32 eb20d11f
Example file location ---
Filename AcLayers.dll
System Windows XP
File size 451072 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 595fc5b3e9a5fc55b37960e2e0941475
SHA1 b3bdd5507b32b82bc09f86feec17ac66db7b736f
SHA256 46d1957ad80b2748fa16e566da76a487e31ad11a0ec1bdcaa96487f55b1adfeb
CRC32 b74b79b5
Example file location ---