Troubleshoot cryptdll.dll Errors and Download File

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

cryptdll.dll file Cryptography Manager. 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 cryptdll.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cryptdll.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename cryptdll.dll
File extension DLL
Description Cryptography Manager
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 cryptdll.dll file. cryptdll.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 cryptdll.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cryptdll.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 cryptdll.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your cryptdll.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 cryptdll.dll
System Windows 10
File size 57408 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a09c079ec40d0ba0d46fd49ecc37b928
SHA1 0940d39d09c55f9d2d70e8e8ba42f92d7ebbc56d
SHA256 8b5cde66bf98a1a138c0113977e4af83a8ed7b41110ba64d5282a1f7cc7ea71d
CRC32 cc260f5d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 74352 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2d6c26e0d4574a3f68ed55f03050d7d1
SHA1 b74c80c0fdc958a1aa28aa7286ba9c4e18d23fea
SHA256 5a119ea49b45081d6def2121139eab3c406074aceb3167be26ee2175068d57b7
CRC32 03026daf
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows 8
File size 60416 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 34a1a225d2963da7bef6181cd495ea8d
SHA1 1444bf3d28a61cc970676270f599b69ad3670227
SHA256 4da09cfd16a98e15bf3b39c788d2ed5761259bc9baacd318d41df96aa6c7a25a
CRC32 4eda0717
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 58880 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1128637cad49a8e3c8b5fa5d0a061525
SHA1 c92a5e9d00aac177c859b40247787e21d2483610
SHA256 6b80e50d8296f9e2c978cc6bc002b964acfd8f4bcf623f4770513792845b5278
CRC32 e718c2c4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 66048 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 3a061472b38233baff9cfeff2e49c46b
SHA1 f53a91287d17ac4d758be2114583104b3e92dd55
SHA256 df29b14c8d22a8a16aa336a09a6152e2c7fca6caf4e76f0c5dcb55bef9d00515
CRC32 45f88881
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 65024 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 419ce835359938213bd32a7aa327f2b9
SHA1 38bc767fd5fc48689489014e6ca59be79d1bc4b2
SHA256 9ecd233a2b76f6c2f9b1e895eb0fa00d819b2ade91a5d4cdcf839955d80fd242
CRC32 8bb2d2d7
Example file location ---
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 57856 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 459b48188494490707dca8baa91aa185
SHA1 cde8bcf338fa79e5ea7864907aac9c6d8fda416f
SHA256 e108a46f446a273bf118a73d4790fc85d49d6ce8ecc581aaeb942a1558d21327
CRC32 cf1a888d
Example file location ---
Filename cryptdll.dll
System Windows XP
File size 33280 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 17a1d675c12bbf80caac54a4855c41d0
SHA1 74766889f34bfef4546c2380480f906d754b02b1
SHA256 f6185e42180218e932adffd63ef78ee8324b816bd57ea217322a46d1d2f47928
CRC32 b48acfd6
Example file location ---