dmdskmgr.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

dmdskmgr.dll file Disk Management Snap-in Support Library. 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 dmdskmgr.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmdskmgr.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 dmdskmgr.dll
File extension DLL
Description Disk Management Snap-in Support Library
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 dmdskmgr.dll file. dmdskmgr.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 dmdskmgr.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dmdskmgr.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 dmdskmgr.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmdskmgr.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dmdskmgr.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 dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows 10
File size 216064 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 08711ba0cced3c00ba0c665b4f811c94
SHA1 ae787eb2bbcfdc2e3db6d2d20e3325bd03224a3c
SHA256 bf045d1085ca70f5cc74a7825c4521cc967520db1f17b66453748cf0470c5344
CRC32 ebbe28a2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 227328 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d0b98ab42ea9b2fcad7cba9d3fb73c5d
SHA1 60cab3950678500e08a89b7c22ca9023a5797be9
SHA256 cf7a8cc8e07507da982f47d4412ab0769c6437e3de5ebd93732b9b06727f0f73
CRC32 7bf5d0d5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 204800 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d039dd350a36fc5583b78aa2e14f8a35
SHA1 d56c09bd02ad34016ced6660c6255eb2faac7d07
SHA256 411a0fc166e7695413d2dd302b697fe2e7a8e208679b2f5ef93ea29e624bce8c
CRC32 8c1579da
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 199680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1d48dbacd33c041a8d3c9d5fcb7ea8e6
SHA1 74cc810cc3616e340214d19d907628208c0bd7a2
SHA256 2d22978caa12d4fabf95d08a5df80b62341a11cc4ce208e9150e1c1297ee9caf
CRC32 99a38841
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 282112 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 70a137944582484c504c553903e53b61
SHA1 f5f912dbbca81da57bb9332eea917ad22c6e2166
SHA256 e76ced44e5b1bbd51053aeec5e85a68ce251b8c9f4fdce0dc4e1e87055f359a6
CRC32 c4a61fc0
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 261120 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 24cdb401b80adeabd6aac913ac77ca06
SHA1 a41c6307b2f1181307a6e90ddfa77cf425f4dd6e
SHA256 4bfdc0bc1c07ef10e9f4b66a7112e1a735afc632ed3d4c2e3685c7907e35c7af
CRC32 108b03a1
Example file location ---
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 184320 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8daaeb693155eb610eaad9477eea1875
SHA1 c348e198e67233e9e3ea3fa4e5b2f82244cb7dc8
SHA256 3753371eb112bd7c25fd6442ee908527ded2286a452f670bbf7e296e55f042d2
CRC32 6e2b5d31
Example file location ---
Filename dmdskmgr.dll
System Windows XP
File size 200704 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 8efea4a7cccce7d3fde4d90f324218a9
SHA1 be08924cd7d2b71d511a7468c1027aedefab91f0
SHA256 03c9775dbdfb54ba36ebd16b7903fbcfa3c971ce088b2689f01bc1db34d74d9c
CRC32 a1ac4d3a
Example file location ---