cscdll.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

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



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


Problems related to cscdll.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 cscdll.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cscdll.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 cscdll.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 cscdll.dll
System Windows 10
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9feecaa9b18d02e2cff98257b0a50000
SHA1 f9a6f32e6cb2da1c727d36612d5d7323035eea8d
SHA256 844c850d888708e4272421a83ab53cb0a7037a79701c0d2846800ff762ab6070
CRC32 ac736cb6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 23552 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 dc6cbe5b3a098ea8d1348424af1117be
SHA1 71e4fcb46adf32bba7b8151bb417f4a6af527259
SHA256 2efd1c606b6c828d260adc45e6da9134d7d62aa718ddfdf47e96d51f4ce4f4fa
CRC32 4e8d017b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows 8
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 3c401fedf77caa6a82bd2bb81f2103fa
SHA1 2c5c8f86bd8a465caed01c4f0be87b5a52843845
SHA256 6e3cbccd6480ea42ccd948e463de3e4f30b428a65403e3b9c8e21ccebe83242d
CRC32 d8ea60cf
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 23040 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 57a51217581614de07f30e34d6bb4993
SHA1 ce4ce535d957073c247760aaead4672c6556d5d2
SHA256 19d06dccf1b39dfe4ff269c5c4001e60837296411eb8e169ce142defaa3d94fa
CRC32 a1ea461b
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 7ee5f17a21d9a9101207df4bc37b085d
SHA1 f291ea8416c1b38d4bcb3b6f0ae40fa19c1e2045
SHA256 c07a56d52449b9f126b617fb4efdc22efe043c9b257b01967ea2fccca6216763
CRC32 8f749e77
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 884c24919b57c1b03b21dd62399d1491
SHA1 2d3f3f871b97427965cf687edda170d386677e10
SHA256 defdf692c7472cc54ca28eb803675ae323e283eb12379c15158ea1b90a36a0aa
CRC32 c634583f
Example file location ---
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 22016 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c1bb3ef5fafcbc9573deeb57e8df9309
SHA1 026aa7a0c821dc717f301e05cfc9f7f6a34a4889
SHA256 1644cae5c8e120d6d4e61965b21b1594eef56020953c55928a43058d83d8596e
CRC32 9024f962
Example file location ---
Filename cscdll.dll
System Windows XP
File size 101888 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 515a7fae2070c2b0242b2353443e2f11
SHA1 ef8c7dcf9a12b43bcd2c19a2ad366d65db16e2d5
SHA256 6121c5613784831f584b50e8dc91bbd7ac58bdb602fe4cdb4b237670b6bb4537
CRC32 a13ecbb3
Example file location ---