Fix DevPropMgr.dll Errors

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

DevPropMgr.dll file Microsoft Windows Device Property Manager. 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 DevPropMgr.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DevPropMgr.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 DevPropMgr.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Windows Device Property Manager
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 DevPropMgr.dll file. DevPropMgr.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 DevPropMgr.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DevPropMgr.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 DevPropMgr.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DevPropMgr.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 DevPropMgr.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 DevPropMgr.dll
System Windows 10
File size 102912 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 550f2d2c57f052e57f3bd92daea453e0
SHA1 a3e01f7269510dd43762621cd76c3a467a986783
SHA256 495dca516afa75c29e9654f08a922ca369516729ca7718c7e7e2ea44e3836824
CRC32 2e4fa4da
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DevPropMgr.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 101376 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6eb7c7e80d1391084e94614b255f7d74
SHA1 fa1a358fc62812fae237b102d8208ae2a8e86e3d
SHA256 4c66592a8df867b1c36228beda80204d8759091d1d5c92343a40c65bbae8b4ba
CRC32 524174df
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DevPropMgr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 94720 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 543854b39b72347f18de5849b98cee95
SHA1 3e389b1315be6b0a0c1ffe8063c1784b7f0ab371
SHA256 adf2752248ac0b2151dbe48e588d219dda19e7378b23f69cab65c37270ae45eb
CRC32 65904a03
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\