api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file ApiSet Stub DLL. 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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll related errors on your device. You can also download api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, 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 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
File extension DLL
Description ApiSet Stub DLL
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.)
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file. api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll is corrupted
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file error
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file:
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file could not be loaded
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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.

api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll file example directory paths.

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

If the steps did not solve your api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 10
File size 14752 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7a0bd4e85d433f4eac3f199ddd8b4e0a
SHA1 1dfb6e120a4aeef87c870f8cafbfe17f5d70bd18
SHA256 99248a25b557eae02016fa0e2cd35a084cae481cc382360db76081b734e51d72
CRC32 18d7a899
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 6656 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 03fe38321b992c34f12656f94ecf2aaa
SHA1 e44c959488183c6e7c58c3804d67f46f5f300286
SHA256 ea660e38f0bb6516a87b0e3bd4b87148376ab75fb6fd03b5e676bbd4eeeaf074
CRC32 279c1edd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 4608 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 0cc37fe2227131844b094da0db71d92b
SHA1 79aec06e7e996bf8cc4bd5ab24ccf4815866d065
SHA256 c69bfcbd9adeca4f31cecec8771426844328a0c177448f62d6f25221e7a5fb92
CRC32 26076b45
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8
File size 4608 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4865ec4c3878125dff942de3fb83fecf
SHA1 0efa298b2d78506ca17501d38f22d466e09a0ab7
SHA256 e1e5672fb321c8d09ca29598c68494d0287ee10741bec7680c5b7f6abacaf6d1
CRC32 9ebaf803
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 5120 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 0d0d9ab814cc66d7c5c2ea9d41b17204
SHA1 f75263b6d5f6dc3cda1bdc008c96b8baa0cbdbbb
SHA256 79d0c92872c549df2a16d0bf46f9da6417b4893224b422bec99b323c2f3fe542
CRC32 5dc39f24
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 5120 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9bebf5e9049909662ecdd447a3b80232
SHA1 8de896787d7e17ae22b0b8a1ccd05aba84a1cab2
SHA256 da7058eaab2466909a06d90b2f0523484333e1e505639abea29e9983a659a27e
CRC32 a829462c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\