AssocProvider.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

AssocProvider.dll file DISM Assoc Provider. 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 AssocProvider.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AssocProvider.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 AssocProvider.dll
File extension DLL
Description DISM Assoc Provider
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 AssocProvider.dll file. AssocProvider.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 AssocProvider.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AssocProvider.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 AssocProvider.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your AssocProvider.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 AssocProvider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 90008 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c80ce823f3a9df6d45ee35a31b790d41
SHA1 5a061124549726528f2b0042d1538f5d85c44a43
SHA256 c221ca06c605be05ab9d0117d74ba115fb6d724e476cf68996f89c5489a62b4d
CRC32 eb87974d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename AssocProvider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 81408 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 df5e1f2b29a0b5a123ffb68691aa69ba
SHA1 cd4b60115cd5b7897db283add696b4646cc99d46
SHA256 36bcb475ba45a07a8c35d2800fb28be295faa0094a30004f85adb8f892d01dd1
CRC32 40779ae9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename AssocProvider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 93184 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b4d6c03f88c6b007b47c25c0295645e7
SHA1 15d3093c390cce35c35b9b754b3d9516228e59c9
SHA256 e3403d8c73ee42e385169caf95137b9f804b1069230482f806caf34b5fb88ceb
CRC32 a670bd54
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\