DeviceMetadataParsers.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

DeviceMetadataParsers.dll file Common Device Metadata parsers. 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 DeviceMetadataParsers.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DeviceMetadataParsers.dll file compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename DeviceMetadataParsers.dll
File extension DLL
Description Common Device Metadata parsers
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.)
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to DeviceMetadataParsers.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 DeviceMetadataParsers.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your DeviceMetadataParsers.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 DeviceMetadataParsers.dll
System Windows 8
File size 24576 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ce35caf4c66ddb1ed7b6578e1113a6dc
SHA1 7caf2ffef8dc90205e2cd77d5058a59774ec1d52
SHA256 0ad7709b4a21f5ef49eb8a24ccad873318a566102948c0b880205721b6894640
CRC32 35acfb3d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceMetadataParsers.dll
System Windows 7
File size 24576 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3abb6de28866e1329e06a04efd7b1f47
SHA1 fd99e4cf1d2e3df351ea6f68852a6d764bafa353
SHA256 5da754698780627cce607047b485e9ccc04a5632ed1cbbcb6212f65351d65fb9
CRC32 315edf7d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename DeviceMetadataParsers.dll
System Windows 7
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 73bd8bd367eb25f7d58d2161d4fd5cf6
SHA1 b89d56d202f98bc135fe0f7f7a2b7ceef43aeb71
SHA256 51583bad583ac0051f59d40dd53e4627b3842ec40a504d747a7cfcd49df37da4
CRC32 b92b407c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\