Fix AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll Errors

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

AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll file AppX Applicability Engine. 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 AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll
File extension DLL
Description AppX Applicability Engine
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 AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll file. AppxApplicabilityEngine.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 AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AppxApplicabilityEngine.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 AppxApplicabilityEngine.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your AppxApplicabilityEngine.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 AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll
System Windows 10
File size 548352 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 78e61a4ff0c5dedd2e99587103be314d
SHA1 af68c5ebeb0a052d418aef024e5da13b78417328
SHA256 4d0430d47a23fbabb4af1c506608cddde73f6cb0a6ce7b1e86f2a748a66d6d7e
CRC32 67ddf3dd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AppxApplicabilityEngine.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 420864 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 e3f502a5580474c465628ca29ca9a44b
SHA1 8d202271ae619226caefd7f28a5c6f4e2b429f77
SHA256 a2ca0463e34162aa38afa148c026de5433834d5ac158fa949aabee261df82dcd
CRC32 c5bedb71
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\