Fix DefaultPrinterProvider.dll Errors

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

DefaultPrinterProvider.dll file Microsoft Windows Default Printer 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 DefaultPrinterProvider.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DefaultPrinterProvider.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 DefaultPrinterProvider.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Windows Default Printer Provider
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.)
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to DefaultPrinterProvider.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 DefaultPrinterProvider.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DefaultPrinterProvider.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 DefaultPrinterProvider.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 DefaultPrinterProvider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 6c62fea5988abe0d8d56f0493894b3b2
SHA1 ae35b4b72f9e69b7b8a5c685defbc43f7b30bd2b
SHA256 2d580cf23331dbbceba1406108f4e8f77ad5bfcb3b1224ce917f2d84da3872cf
CRC32 7e851c84
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DefaultPrinterProvider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 21504 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 92e61e9919e3670d8b289efbc03c28a6
SHA1 0e0d3449fed84f085120ffb33691351258261024
SHA256 0f0d9bf3bfd292527932fe007a66663a8ed3e391a2e8f75fedb622de1845a51e
CRC32 c0360950
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DefaultPrinterProvider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 19968 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 5f73fe3cdcaede71767fe9aeadf002b2
SHA1 72b23478c380ddd905a34950ce3fd580cfa8b888
SHA256 7b8071181ec71b438261cde2a55df02f2f42366cf3019473abd31b90ee1a167c
CRC32 d2f2b1c8
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\