How to Download and Fix atlthunk.dll?

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

atlthunk.dll file atlthunk.dll. 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 atlthunk.dll related errors on your device. You can also download atlthunk.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 atlthunk.dll
File extension DLL
Description atlthunk.dll
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 atlthunk.dll file. atlthunk.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 atlthunk.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to atlthunk.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 atlthunk.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your atlthunk.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 atlthunk.dll
System Windows 10
File size 33280 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8b4a74e58432fec96fc81a70beb9a8da
SHA1 119431a1ab6b90d5633fa92aeaa8e3952445be52
SHA256 ffeec25eabd8befe59341ba186f57ffcdc4afaa51584ec69a2c90c7ca7161317
CRC32 5ca89f39
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename atlthunk.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 35840 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4577ba56c4fa74f8d12870420aefe074
SHA1 bb0c3c67554c0db85bb4ca2988c669ec058c10c1
SHA256 9215f471bc7a6c85fe46e6162f59c85a04bce5ac942775ec2069ccf690a2373e
CRC32 c9b0efb6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\