clr.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

clr.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of clr.dll related errors on your device. You can also download clr.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 clr.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 7220880
Oldest file 2012-07-12
Latest file 2017-03-18

There are various types of errors related to clr.dll file. clr.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 clr.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to clr.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 clr.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\

If the steps did not solve your clr.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 clr.dll
System Windows 10
File size 7220880 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6e6b4c54e1fa2fd21e5be49307942ffd
SHA1 60ca69f56a9339a5b8935c8bfe3e742e24bfbf8e
SHA256 3354eb34aff1e8e184b6fbf5c84c1a6b70b65bd045c89a36e6e35325291de38f
CRC32 f99b330e
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename clr.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 6914192 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 06a0ebe7954cfa61716515859f62b973
SHA1 f2bbf4dcc7f082363496efa9d4b238d40d6315c3
SHA256 c9321f0c78cefacb36b83ce72829f3f97d8cd7bcc9e8e83e7b3d4b9fdbcdaeee
CRC32 878c452c
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename clr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 6876568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f43f70af86b02890fcf95ed91ea373bb
SHA1 ba529dab52fa76f8fd9024e96f4fc09c54ca2cf5
SHA256 b7c4c2d658bafcea0eda64296994e3e3097ea480427ee7d83e6eadcb6a11ee7a
CRC32 aa851fc5
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\