Download and Fix apss.dll

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

apss.dll file Microsoft® InfoTech Storage System 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 apss.dll related errors on your device. You can also download apss.dll file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename apss.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft® InfoTech Storage System 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 apss.dll file. apss.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 apss.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to apss.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 apss.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.

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

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

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

  • 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 apss.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 apss.dll
System Windows 7
File size 200192 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2e2c17df779ad51a7209754685b010a1
SHA1 6a991fa0663a010eb7c659454baf1cc24c0fa3cb
SHA256 43ee8a6cbba2379e3311d1e0de0471c2aac24f5f91ca3f708289d4abe816fe57
CRC32 e19d5fc0
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename apss.dll
System Windows 7
File size 243200 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 a0bfc858b3a45cf9bfffc3c8c08ed7fc
SHA1 b72cc2951c531df756e3ed20cb292b36ff1633bb
SHA256 8228440f553ab08b63e834b83e201107a697c1ff7767f50a6fae357ccc5a7c75
CRC32 4526b72a
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename apss.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 198656 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6f4af30005cf55f4b1df8f4d603f7c4b
SHA1 63fa1b38f4daf943b0700d0fd01e189059de75c8
SHA256 f4b2ec57270db6f59baa4b96ca64e02a734c53585953d594b2c80f2238c71779
CRC32 dee58211
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename apss.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 230912 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 89aeb5fbbe4a5411484c0a211cd44b53
SHA1 860459c2922dd7fbd70c15f632d1c8027eeeb2d0
SHA256 b10f03ec27d902106e84c71e9d9bc7a7daa2aaa7f338eceae416f41d12d14e90
CRC32 8dfab987
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\