d2d1.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing d2d1.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 d2d1.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

d2d1.dll file Microsoft D2D Library. 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 d2d1.dll related errors on your device. You can also download d2d1.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename d2d1.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft D2D Library
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 d2d1.dll file. d2d1.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 d2d1.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • d2d1.dll is corrupted
  • d2d1.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - d2d1.dll
  • d2d1.dll file error
  • d2d1.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register d2d1.dll file:
  • d2d1.dll file could not be loaded
  • d2d1.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because d2d1.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to d2d1.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 d2d1.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.

d2d1.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 d2d1.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 d2d1.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 d2d1.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 d2d1.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the d2d1.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 d2d1.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 d2d1.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 d2d1.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace d2d1.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 d2d1.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of d2d1.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\

If the steps did not solve your d2d1.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 d2d1.dll
System Windows 10
File size 5225984 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 2d6dcef9d6f634b8212260c35ea6e4fd
SHA1 97bcc89a0142d1dbf6d6930f8468a09de5868c6c
SHA256 6aecb5697695922f8a6c4712b599a02c2090e7ad4c108689ebdd2c6636004bd7
CRC32 b4b73c4e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d2d1.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 4067840 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4141cab190b30993e705365cebbb7b74
SHA1 363993e508d52edec5a62afb2971f98168682878
SHA256 c6925175851425c65ae393e4c741cf538e6626d3e78ffa171f3cdc76950f2e18
CRC32 c986d541
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d2d1.dll
System Windows 8
File size 3295232 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0ab74f7d94cdec551db81954f51cc95e
SHA1 0d336345ec210ab1b3389bbcbf37e7ae15f77996
SHA256 a99715dcdc71e4270dae39b3449443625cfa9d770eb87736c544ce4860a6a46d
CRC32 ed6e6477
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d2d1.dll
System Windows 7
File size 739840 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 64ca3862d74ea610cd64dc6ad652db5e
SHA1 9372ecfa15228344afbe05179e07936c0a065edf
SHA256 0386f0630ed4eb068d59a19ec3e0f0573101e53d870b1df8bbf2eeb48a92843e
CRC32 cf719e05
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d2d1.dll
System Windows 7
File size 902144 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 95f8353f1408f3e637a4ce5e976f1798
SHA1 47112ee886b9e37d100034ba3bb4b4df44f134fb
SHA256 ab15e80535c135281d63e0f412a506bd2e407ea341056721607936e62dd4a320
CRC32 338b1315
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\