Troubleshoot dfdll.dll Errors and Download File

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

dfdll.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 dfdll.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dfdll.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename dfdll.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 159896
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to dfdll.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 dfdll.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your dfdll.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 dfdll.dll
System Windows 10
File size 159896 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e3eaac8571a9c85bdd132a62025b83a2
SHA1 f647fbe822dabcc1bddeb468ec221ba912a61d57
SHA256 0d014c1e7b413c8fa5327df06a2a94db4523250f4e07ae438f39627a54212bdb
CRC32 5d6607cb
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 126528 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 691d6ca533c1a76e68c7ebb82ff3a961
SHA1 2d8f57a0f7e062d5de6088a84088935f439f5ec0
SHA256 53d3c2dab67815123ea7336431327542ea6a2e62724cc7a91248c55fd4722192
CRC32 3865de62
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows 8
File size 116640 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ca8872219cbb2356bb58e6c149e193c4
SHA1 be5f93ad676024fad7f26bcbf7903b6034970a07
SHA256 4233fcbec1183df18e8c450399e78f3003ebcf4a3a16a5a3537a39b264f5fac6
CRC32 b4159da1
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 123720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b273a9716230cf30010a0209b4b95f59
SHA1 dbde63fb28cb11153cb94fc7e5d07ece99666d40
SHA256 5aa298624256a6568c70cf4a5c9e8e4cd3ce05fa1ffbff97fe83ff5154c4a9d3
CRC32 f1fc8526
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 59720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be5eb738ec20b1ca7e69bfacac308500
SHA1 2217dd800059fabea4c795dd7d66ada7f3dac65b
SHA256 495126a6bceaace87291d12b660b2fbf8e7df55a7187a3391249f0192beafc03
CRC32 28979b58
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 123208 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 41b1c53dbbcf3b63e79ea68bd8ca0cd8
SHA1 b9800fec6fd17591b376021c360414aac565a532
SHA256 9cb597138c5779503fa7b9e379ede72b96f9059790cf90d24d7bd69776c6ad09
CRC32 0d02c81c
Example file location ---
Filename dfdll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 59720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c6b36a2840a35ef2e9a1f4622c227459
SHA1 5897acdc4210ce3a9d5c482bd254551959bda5a2
SHA256 fe9fe4ad4e3556fae0b24c5dd0e8761c6575250aca4c8901edf70cb866790f48
CRC32 36d0ee5a
Example file location ---