Fix ADAL.DLL Errors

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

ADAL.DLL file Windows Azure Active Directory Authentication Library. 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 ADAL.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download ADAL.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename ADAL.DLL
File extension DLL
Description Windows Azure Active Directory Authentication Library
Software
Program Microsoft® ADAL
Author Microsoft Corporation
Details
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.)
ADAL.DLL

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

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

ADAL.DLL

Error

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

OK

Problems related to ADAL.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 ADAL.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace ADAL.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 ADAL.DLL file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your ADAL.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 ADAL.DLL
System Windows 10
File size 795848 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 6f0a9ef2f4ecc9b494328271a8ca4c27
SHA1 4a5d517103bcc61ee2975ab643c2a2b8575415ba
SHA256 c96b2f4d4d5334e0bddcd88a8a41064e515db4c183d869b16143fbd6ff08b665
CRC32 9983d145
Example file location C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
Filename ADAL.DLL
System Windows 10
File size 783488 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7c1827a85713c40d626efa917a34590c
SHA1 c5b815fd5843dc2a372fda087ed1a65fbee0f729
SHA256 32d12bb283bdccba933c2fb89dba470594e4853df4d1d13a2740481c44ac8433
CRC32 31e488b3
Example file location C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
Filename ADAL.DLL
System Windows 10
File size 728744 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 fff7e317f0fce3bb30b99e96c033c7da
SHA1 9f05b115c8a48aa4524a32e4e75ac332aecf8fec
SHA256 0b10d72e1d49743a20ead5484d4c84028c6692f6f0f36b0f52b01b39b0089e1a
CRC32 bf97ac20
Example file location C:\Windows\InfusedApps\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.8010.5926.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\
Filename ADAL.DLL
System Windows 8
File size 728744 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 fff7e317f0fce3bb30b99e96c033c7da
SHA1 9f05b115c8a48aa4524a32e4e75ac332aecf8fec
SHA256 0b10d72e1d49743a20ead5484d4c84028c6692f6f0f36b0f52b01b39b0089e1a
CRC32 bf97ac20
Example file location ---