Troubleshoot Apphlpdm.dll Errors and Download File

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

Apphlpdm.dll file Application Compatibility Help Module. 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 Apphlpdm.dll related errors on your device. You can also download Apphlpdm.dll file compatible with Windows 10, 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 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
File extension DLL
Description Application Compatibility Help Module
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 Apphlpdm.dll file. Apphlpdm.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 Apphlpdm.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to Apphlpdm.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 Apphlpdm.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Apphlpdm.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your Apphlpdm.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 Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows 10
File size 30720 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 073be6494c1ad69845d005230e8caa6a
SHA1 416bfb43eab2efa55757ee3cf74be950483aa7e8
SHA256 a58573db285fd01fedee69df87eda612b1fa3481e441fabd3d1db67281087beb
CRC32 f6f0467c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6d0f3c83da432ff8ce9428a25c381cd4
SHA1 b45269bab700e9ee75d1e6e23a6c6d968e03a1c5
SHA256 25691bd5cf4f3c5ac1dcaf19fdc96194f208a95e778c556d3dce9440f79ce65b
CRC32 c9412d76
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows 8
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d6d309d2e14b9825a16bfe364e9d7b19
SHA1 4311ba283f0d33991c53c521392761935844730b
SHA256 9e70146b2c8a61a598787d1e6768fca9587e9caeeb2bd9777477571ba3fad4bd
CRC32 d3450a7d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows 7
File size 29696 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d99621c0735b21dcc8bc4fef02f379ef
SHA1 1d878a376cf56a3b8a2d2828b78211bcbd01d0c5
SHA256 c9fad74dd80b6cca95b83b767bb55644e775e8dc3ffc05cd89aef16686f902fd
CRC32 b11a972c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows 7
File size 33792 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 e1b22739c933be33f53db58c5393add3
SHA1 ab5df634f4af052641bc15d6af6dd3b75f339a0e
SHA256 26ee0dd091d2e00decc774dc1eedffde69af74b0c769ccbe091afc32c66e4207
CRC32 51541a77
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 28672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2c4ac5541adb54def9244f87f9ad6af8
SHA1 c08f8371af4644c0350f8fdc3c7507851464b346
SHA256 d886ddc799231715ba4ecd2907a8073da8ffc66d8091fa3fbd82ebb22bfa9fa2
CRC32 5f2341b2
Example file location ---
Filename Apphlpdm.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 32256 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 95f88af2ff2be656998c7c42834ded36
SHA1 77dd706cc939493ee62eddc1bf247bbc28a41283
SHA256 82c160ba686efc86f3333b85ecbc9c25d6d0944d8b1d9240fe2c91a77280aded
CRC32 38066bbb
Example file location ---