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

AppxPackaging.dll file Native Code Appx Packaging 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 AppxPackaging.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AppxPackaging.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename AppxPackaging.dll
File extension DLL
Description Native Code Appx Packaging Library
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 AppxPackaging.dll file. AppxPackaging.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 AppxPackaging.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AppxPackaging.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 AppxPackaging.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your AppxPackaging.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 AppxPackaging.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1178528 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 06f56d823e958a3c8caf9e6ca05c739c
SHA1 25a3dddd6260904cef8ce61300fdfb42a162858c
SHA256 72f46aca35bcb0330746f05339a57a5d89e4117fd94a9406e86076da056c5dbe
CRC32 b773ec67
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AppxPackaging.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 497664 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 345665c5dc2eceeba7e17183ddb6c50d
SHA1 a7028ef8751ba77a8d8d6a89e72727ac760e52a3
SHA256 f1867cf4d227fa7ed233e9496464cb80dd7205e14d464a0f4ba235db0ebff53f
CRC32 9a8ca3d4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AppxPackaging.dll
System Windows 8
File size 267776 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d1548387c73facf84115da60499ea516
SHA1 dd3becd6355bf847c6ddb17cc1ae5b33a7f93ceb
SHA256 e08906ca187e0b3fb4e4955b815d1d12845e37288922403243b3cd5f72d6a554
CRC32 f3072d2a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\