How to Repair devmgr.dll? Download Now

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

devmgr.dll file Device Manager MMC Snapin. 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 devmgr.dll related errors on your device. You can also download devmgr.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename devmgr.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Manager MMC Snapin
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.)

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

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



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


Problems related to devmgr.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 devmgr.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your devmgr.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 devmgr.dll
System Windows 10
File size 746496 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 178d45ed68ec9086e4e2b35b68d1690d
SHA1 4fbe470b32599affbe04e0601a89693f42e16693
SHA256 57607b640c86dc9d3a1bd37819c35d37d9db2caa8e8da34b5301c54f11b51382
CRC32 20a37898
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 465920 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 5f4d51afe24625598061d060342fb099
SHA1 e10eaf4d836e70b9f1e2e9c77f396a3a6b42238e
SHA256 f0cd2819886ed2e86548b32e183de1024f08b4437ec8f99acdd071b7db94bb24
CRC32 bba4f675
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 424448 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 511061875262399e2c8e375741e55f3e
SHA1 963e2f30831b307932c65d436349e8415c63cbe4
SHA256 60d916b8127f536c0d7eb4a3fa9c88ed7dc8401169bb15587088b278107697b8
CRC32 1dc5b27b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 528896 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 1eb9ce09181421f2c5951164611170b9
SHA1 703b4e20120252c9f480a3db12068b574560bea2
SHA256 8dc7f0163325c5784b224b56acd546f3fdafc1ade15d4f28f4c9020d3ee52a91
CRC32 1272b61b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 410624 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f5f9cb23edbf2c77aae5a2a2fc4fc333
SHA1 973cb2bf8319fdb84ccdde7ae788074c5aaf35c6
SHA256 13eeff0afea3b4db10521da237902e2322948d42920da85e7b7bc95285cc75c1
CRC32 d39043b1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 378368 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5caa965a14adbdef4359f3d2bea9d9f7
SHA1 5a655415d6702bcefaa558c32f2224abd9c92b5b
SHA256 430693af60e0e71fde0775afb6bee5cd7cebc6d4c26517068407c7f5afb017e2
CRC32 6ab40559
Example file location ---
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 498688 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 c4a4967907a8820761eea49fe2a35ae3
SHA1 41d486ee9a9bb87643265764451118db8edb1760
SHA256 c4a37638e9e08f4e6092c70f8980e7b7dabe24825354e16caa40b50758d00e11
CRC32 64f24a0c
Example file location ---
Filename devmgr.dll
System Windows XP
File size 282624 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 b1762156256b0238c21baa4c06cef727
SHA1 3d4ef73d19384dac54d122691704ac0385a0f1e7
SHA256 1158126e8b99f9d5664a759c8d65ba53919f29afce0977fb9e3a5e59bc8bf154
CRC32 47703075
Example file location ---