AcRes.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing AcRes.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 AcRes.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

AcRes.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 AcRes.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AcRes.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename AcRes.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 322464
Oldest file 2006-11-02
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to AcRes.dll file. AcRes.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 AcRes.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AcRes.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 AcRes.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.

AcRes.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 AcRes.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 AcRes.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 AcRes.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 AcRes.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the AcRes.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 AcRes.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 AcRes.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 AcRes.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace AcRes.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 AcRes.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of AcRes.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 Vista: C:\Windows\AppPatch\

If the steps did not solve your AcRes.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 AcRes.dll
System Windows 10
File size 322464 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 89ff09f56111877199f8892402645548
SHA1 f75108bdf78338b20ac3316f8a1a363f75464734
SHA256 4145a8f8544d6bdcc20e4293d5916892a2834bf45de1e92c3bbddc261ca22fbb
CRC32 c6b26a51
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcRes.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 310784 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c041b668951d6d548c2f54c5a3daa3e0
SHA1 598151c7ce8555da89c05d403ac04fe1264819f2
SHA256 669ff54d8e2f9b512cadc9902e357e9fb783236a158fd465c6bd8b976d5d9e11
CRC32 aeca743d
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcRes.dll
System Windows 8
File size 310784 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f2c8ef3478a4b9455f81cd0d04874f81
SHA1 3012cd4d2b2f7f46be21e11f16e86bb141ee70dc
SHA256 94da9613110c233f348e8c196a8212f45006f0e0849739010e5efb7b1386a6c7
CRC32 214df63d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcRes.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2110ce8cb4c6937200a973ad0b70f33d
SHA1 d8a8c7bd187838eb51fd0053db6be76315c39315
SHA256 1737b5b2f87a019daef578a2e8393188099229845293852a1a1d11427f2a1960
CRC32 0d4ff35f
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\
Filename AcRes.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ba3868a84e70f0a7e7caa75f4b52256b
SHA1 45d57ff6737c25c295d91eda281bbbfe79c7d7c6
SHA256 75fd101ee75cbc25d6181e73b7a0e90ed69663c7f464eeb0d49422092e353be6
CRC32 ef7968d3
Example file location C:\Windows\AppPatch\