How to Repair DAFWSD.dll? Download Now

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

DAFWSD.dll file DAF WSD Provider. 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 DAFWSD.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DAFWSD.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 DAFWSD.dll
File extension DLL
Description DAF WSD Provider
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 DAFWSD.dll file. DAFWSD.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 DAFWSD.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DAFWSD.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 DAFWSD.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DAFWSD.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 DAFWSD.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 DAFWSD.dll
System Windows 10
File size 208384 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e0a3670a0e47de3b0e57f20b1d827774
SHA1 4736b52542d07d82422c68b78114c1742d87774f
SHA256 be6a834e853261aae845843dff06ba3f08a89fa1f280ae31f604cd60c3089a0c
CRC32 d73b4f7c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DAFWSD.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 162816 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 5dbe7fc7d9eb80289916eeb521fd874a
SHA1 7caf5586dd6f442a56f98adbb6a8be2253c6a1ae
SHA256 94985a3d4d2fd44adbd451b984c0ecb39446f8a9c2be31ca0d2d6e62d0cc8965
CRC32 940d0e62
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DAFWSD.dll
System Windows 8
File size 127488 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 dfd96490c3bc64051a8eeed7cabd6fcf
SHA1 ca05d81d0c8fa0a4572d0488a251eb67f7b841fe
SHA256 0096246aeea6a25e74101888c513bc871742b7547463be79b6ae8f08a9a3cc7b
CRC32 2b5a0499
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\