Download defaultlocationcpl.dll to Fix Errors

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

defaultlocationcpl.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of defaultlocationcpl.dll related errors on your device. You can also download defaultlocationcpl.dll file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename defaultlocationcpl.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 220672
Oldest file 2010-11-21
Latest file 2010-11-21
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to defaultlocationcpl.dll file. defaultlocationcpl.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 defaultlocationcpl.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to defaultlocationcpl.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 defaultlocationcpl.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your defaultlocationcpl.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 defaultlocationcpl.dll
System Windows 7
File size 220672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 73cb55d2e8099d24fd077c990ffe3ddb
SHA1 30f028495e4373d0aa0bbdaf7aa76b1df0a9e622
SHA256 876beb70ad1589ba113609f978fb84ff15b69792770c8f32751ab754185bb112
CRC32 fdb028c2
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename defaultlocationcpl.dll
System Windows 7
File size 233984 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 894b39b50e4fd1580884085d59352839
SHA1 fde46c0142c7fe9585609a8aa4d5cf2c967d9064
SHA256 e3e69f3fed059a24efa98d76cf9785b6adaf6b8e784e863bc57beb4e849ce24f
CRC32 b52ad6a5
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\