How to Download and Fix ActionCenter.dll?

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

ActionCenter.dll file Security and Maintenance. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ActionCenter.dll related errors on your device. You can also download ActionCenter.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename ActionCenter.dll
File extension DLL
Description Security and Maintenance
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to ActionCenter.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 ActionCenter.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your ActionCenter.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 ActionCenter.dll
System Windows 10
File size 266240 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 213ddaeb3fc62448244f568171c3f559
SHA1 9c06002f06aaee10b6bf996c2c45f63947c9bafa
SHA256 6c94b9a097e35cdf538c8eed660671b58d9302d103d729870ce0c547d90b3045
CRC32 5a08c062
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ActionCenter.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 839680 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 958f80256b7c28634e0e0882f9ca5e93
SHA1 db75114b1211ec1fbc12caf0bae0929fd9e86dcc
SHA256 ffb4aa2789de9f8c98818c67a75e87110b9adff45e327328d47beea6f97f6c4d
CRC32 b0320e48
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ActionCenter.dll
System Windows 8
File size 838144 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 96eb1ceeaae4e89d1b2adda47e74195b
SHA1 bf343a3769be493367a67705efee5015a74260be
SHA256 bf6797201c946189c0c873d068eb849057b9308db240310e1e289b9033377841
CRC32 ba7d4630
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ActionCenter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 780800 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 92dbf0a4c9239169010fc6e07859c82e
SHA1 634d8c12de82c422dfeba8f9a5fa84d03b7bcd35
SHA256 00fb2cf4420f0ffef519afe732a708cf249640121e2a891caa164313abd7f804
CRC32 b21e9d78
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ActionCenter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 744448 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9a39a2a5f443a756c568c6ed5748afe4
SHA1 47dc79428cd402c81de7cdc3386615352b1864e0
SHA256 13c2790985cba9cd325ba20364a665db50b769b7dde93e6be20f25427bdb34f8
CRC32 e074216b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\