cscapi.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

cscapi.dll file Offline Files Win32 API. 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 cscapi.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cscapi.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename cscapi.dll
File extension DLL
Description Offline Files Win32 API
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 cscapi.dll file. cscapi.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 cscapi.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cscapi.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 cscapi.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cscapi.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your cscapi.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 cscapi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 41984 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 240933a678b5f8071d9143adf7551809
SHA1 1673e7ea6e550361d7a8a4d31b91bda935c67ac4
SHA256 5ffb2296324db8685f6540955205be79af2ffa8a38d56b368eaebb56c312b0b1
CRC32 047f8222
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 43520 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a0ddfe3db78f8cd55f369db3fa52e6ae
SHA1 5c206bd53d850bf5bee0f575fe5d1cc595a0dcb9
SHA256 42bde475ac680d6d533cd7eff6b9d672361700a55d27fae9909c1a87c67a59e1
CRC32 5cf47e99
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 43520 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e4b3ce98a6dbe4b609133c045d2c8525
SHA1 89fc48f37a21300f71dd4de29c2762bd3b483849
SHA256 ca8739164032c320b180c7d546d31dd4ba9966f32cc76658eca36e47fe6be925
CRC32 4c9a3ffb
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 46080 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 1bf0cb861a48feb1638228760750f3cb
SHA1 fbc77224c1b444a6ec25e99f995f2f355e4d1d26
SHA256 37c781a8c546ead8b4d28bd7d730b9ac78eb799599ad69dad9054b6f9f1dd6bd
CRC32 a1289a08
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 34816 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 465bea35f7ed4a4a57686dea7ea10f47
SHA1 6a9ccb4054c934d006b11e4804b3f5cb4cdef983
SHA256 7f1b3ca09ab045f805da5765be7dd270f5ddace3073017f7386ff1e2fa82d6fb
CRC32 b3e785e3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 38400 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 75c34d22d3e7d1d0238b62c55f604bfc
SHA1 47559c27970cc31994cef82fdb269e8ee4ef8a3f
SHA256 fe2cc757b1bdf057835e4e950d683fd47325ea9ad7b880e1a4746d08212ce768
CRC32 9a927933
Example file location ---
Filename cscapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 31744 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d922592ab65c5d9b88b30b4510a3464e
SHA1 18777a2ad525d0c3eafd7389ea8f7159e7d36fda
SHA256 e6226cfd77c6ddae5737c4cc6f8b347df474cf8dfd93e32abe6ae63d9ab0a586
CRC32 a72b6033
Example file location ---