Download and Fix dmime.dll

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

dmime.dll file Microsoft DirectMusic Interactive Engine. 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 dmime.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmime.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename dmime.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft DirectMusic Interactive Engine
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 dmime.dll file. dmime.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 dmime.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dmime.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 dmime.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dmime.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 dmime.dll
System Windows 10
File size 204288 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d3962cc150ea041fc25b294a0cc600aa
SHA1 9968aaf0f167471f051876473139ae9c13d42f17
SHA256 f7597339882cd602a6ea6774871bebde72b2a40165801f2c71e8e446f8e6bf0a
CRC32 300549b3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmime.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 207360 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4bfcf1956c7861fefc50ce94102a48d0
SHA1 8da1aa182f7728a152f383fe6e616424384f96df
SHA256 fe41db4a22ad30023ffa76e75547c5783d96a63ab3910af2e70abe64906a90ad
CRC32 a2900919
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmime.dll
System Windows 8
File size 180736 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9b945ddb006ebb4d2b1bb607d0b091c0
SHA1 2362e213ec522fdd0938ce539be643ff56d38d44
SHA256 a18ec7ed492a50df83f3a6ea5651a9d9159cfc94613996c115cfb3f9c405b0ae
CRC32 1243f4e5
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmime.dll
System Windows 7
File size 179712 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 810e72f975ae308fc496ff5f8ef98872
SHA1 ab397916be3bb078b26e9f55baf8a6003dc39c05
SHA256 d892e9548fc85873d76a17f79d8a0a5e52ed71513259a90156263a7b448529ba
CRC32 58ced446
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmime.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 178688 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 da4f262d2c28c760409f161885c80d5c
SHA1 81584e3dedceefbe45065652459ec087ffdddc24
SHA256 ffc6b703c370144e32afd26bb0df1d11d3efc1533642607ee08c65a274f540d4
CRC32 f0b20f2f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmime.dll
System Windows XP
File size 181248 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 1efb987153b0c28c71b3882ad4e392c0
SHA1 7887ec317d29f9a2e3d8b46adedce701620bf9b9
SHA256 112ca5efc67347abc5559adbe7d8e057fd9bc99b50cea275f59be87c6bee4965
CRC32 ce626913
Example file location ---