Download basebrd.dll to Fix Errors

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

basebrd.dll file Windows Base Branding Resource 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 basebrd.dll related errors on your device. You can also download basebrd.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename basebrd.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Base Branding Resource Dll
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 basebrd.dll file. basebrd.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 basebrd.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to basebrd.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 basebrd.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\

If the steps did not solve your basebrd.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 basebrd.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1477720 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e67d5a5d9b964d7afbfaa59de57910a4
SHA1 23a9916ce2759bbe7e34f7b18d2102f3d0d84739
SHA256 40a94db7ac150076692287cc58edb99c3d6185164d301c5dc89756a0c2b9876e
CRC32 8982f92d
Example file location C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
Filename basebrd.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1000976 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 f80eeb16653a917f4cd6f5c6a63233e3
SHA1 ac38b2cd57aeff510f97fcff69baa0b51cdd4872
SHA256 bf4563492d6dfa2e9228e85085e50b3a8ffbfab26fcfd114e774617fd01831ee
CRC32 21bf4890
Example file location C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
Filename basebrd.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1003464 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 6cbe55b8083cf422303b2b9b67419bb9
SHA1 e6a9f6484a55e653492221386117cf21fdcef0fc
SHA256 68e8bfafe3b456f26964a4379c841ebc229fb3b5200fb044a6c5ff7f5c3d6161
CRC32 a88b8196
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
Filename basebrd.dll
System Windows 7
File size 817664 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 df4de8f7e6cf83ff1d705cdfc5147a75
SHA1 b32eeab8bdc558c902f892ffaad62c61a46fe716
SHA256 db65d6b4708ec636b244d572b6add2771680e9e641c8817377ec778da0145163
CRC32 fa3ea9ad
Example file location C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\
Filename basebrd.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 238080 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 e3be9df0458db4cc6ebfd410b574b0af
SHA1 541de5fd992e34d029280cdb1883eacf1f80bf3f
SHA256 90438c55f9f3db863193722c260896ee28ab83a832530b3b51b5f4af40f43065
CRC32 c633c338
Example file location C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\