dafWfdProvider.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

dafWfdProvider.dll file Windows Wi-Fi Direct DAF Plugin. 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 dafWfdProvider.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dafWfdProvider.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 dafWfdProvider.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Wi-Fi Direct DAF Plugin
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 dafWfdProvider.dll file. dafWfdProvider.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 dafWfdProvider.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dafWfdProvider.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 dafWfdProvider.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your dafWfdProvider.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 dafWfdProvider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 246272 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7328f008d2f7d6ab2a80450b56c462b9
SHA1 04510230bf79d93b997d6f473f5e8b7dc587719f
SHA256 2a4225d395a97f2f69cec42cdf73b040eb6e52c4fcf25a35840fb4283f192265
CRC32 6bbcd1bc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dafWfdProvider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 157696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4f46cf725de50c8980e93c21385fbe06
SHA1 f77d43e2f55b67afe7a1318e8fd8e8e49f37004a
SHA256 2b18d6c8c9c9280c2e83e552a590d52c013a3fe09c734904d39daa7fbf1d3888
CRC32 9453537a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dafWfdProvider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 123904 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e5c61adc639aa3b8a37d9e6937e1f007
SHA1 304b8516e327c471173d08f3dd0e8d2c7266a138
SHA256 2387c8e93c8f0f32baa9ab68a6075ec06d267aded1a8333afd6226602da19c95
CRC32 e60cd372
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\