aecache.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

aecache.dll file AECache Sysprep Plugin. 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 aecache.dll related errors on your device. You can also download aecache.dll file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename aecache.dll
File extension DLL
Description AECache Sysprep Plugin
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 aecache.dll file. aecache.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 aecache.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to aecache.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 aecache.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your aecache.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 aecache.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 34304 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 edea4767566c678311350595ad61e329
SHA1 e74874cb3bbc8cb137010417dfdd36a324333af6
SHA256 cbae8db8b3cd08d5f4ddc32651cbe85ca2c0f90bc24b24e1e5a08db10ffba294
CRC32 557d6bdd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename aecache.dll
System Windows 8
File size 31744 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 900ff58a38b4ddf6485ea80734d0c9bb
SHA1 1912cbef594f20a50ad999899cb96332392e6275
SHA256 75c32ba6f4784071cae52d414b267eee2549da649411a2a0f20119f124e91a96
CRC32 1b78ebf3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename aecache.dll
System Windows 7
File size 6656 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 02af9857838c25ec98bbe492271f3e27
SHA1 a25755c3d79ce35515dbed8de043523d23164c80
SHA256 73fd42f289dafdd73ea967ecf684adea71eac550651fa076282e3be147c17e39
CRC32 451a27cb
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename aecache.dll
System Windows 7
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 e8534816aae70f77330060ee2cd93580
SHA1 e0d94372c07aec32bf18673b44c466cf67f7fab8
SHA256 083ac2cb4a739b3a67524ea7e12ad7fe54bad44f052535de0b0356ab4c32b70d
CRC32 56daf8d7
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename aecache.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 6656 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7d4002d9ca6dd29baffa665382b60406
SHA1 9da92ad8ef7133a29f69643c69c262ae3c538be8
SHA256 f1ac609d0a7f8bcda31d710e9dca5966909e7791e6e7e8dd16db9694579c8f41
CRC32 aa9a70d9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename aecache.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 af9f1aaa0e4204dfd02e19ed65bf1e8b
SHA1 c44c58244c601030ff77c0b87a395604b241bd55
SHA256 a75c4ade737f10e3343743e054d4d457465eeb16d5ff3ce88144a94f9e629850
CRC32 0eebc9c3
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\