Download ddputils.dll to Fix Errors

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

ddputils.dll file Microsoft Data Deduplication Common 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 ddputils.dll related errors on your device. You can also download ddputils.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 ddputils.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Data Deduplication Common Library
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 ddputils.dll file. ddputils.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 ddputils.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to ddputils.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 ddputils.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ddputils.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 ddputils.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 ddputils.dll
System Windows 10
File size 274432 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 21739c862d43a5b142484c3237e5cda3
SHA1 194726ce02987baae0efe874cc8f7694f65f48a2
SHA256 2808a49a9ee7158f9b686e21ac1f43c2c5d7daf61422878cfaf54211e09eee55
CRC32 96078c7d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ddputils.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 252928 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2ab56fecd68fcb570c1c231bc0420521
SHA1 da84161f032c34cd9a80b764f0a61fb344772225
SHA256 c00659c0d482aba81f54da27e5fd2592b1a19729391524bc623cd77a8af1115b
CRC32 06f558ed
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ddputils.dll
System Windows 8
File size 247808 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b2c4230412331ad941140bd6a67f79f8
SHA1 16656cb90b29829280dfd8ab0fee3a48a65ea1e2
SHA256 b2278e2f43fcff5b33c9e36a0d117933bd646ac4f52be420ee4568f8bc238d5a
CRC32 9df891a0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\