How to Download and Fix dmsynth.dll?

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

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

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to dmsynth.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 dmsynth.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmsynth.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 XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dmsynth.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 dmsynth.dll
System Windows 10
File size 114176 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 37a833a9d0fe9d5c21cf9e49add6b93b
SHA1 cca497ae274869f8b18ba45b2689ddd63f94b19e
SHA256 3bd8dadf8575c4f21eb91eb11fe7d0d4315bb0604b559b1761ba08dc2d9913d9
CRC32 5daffc77
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 109568 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 4e5f398bf0b053093bc07c32be78f044
SHA1 40e9ef702d2cc83f4ed7c7f67c19e58a298eb1bf
SHA256 fdbf0b21bfc7fe3f2a0aa1e6b8b6dc5e18bdda8daa61c38c6617daea623ee4ff
CRC32 03041051
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows 8
File size 107008 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a10e2674411eaefd899ec07d9dd95f51
SHA1 3b978fd7257df7201a50eb7fc84a4192e8971a48
SHA256 d7f65ab1a157a03d01ab1f3f2aff2fbe592fb3f27e35ccb9905a9057229161eb
CRC32 23c9717a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows 7
File size 105472 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b94f5d15d0e93b6a1406e0eff49cf3d7
SHA1 42630a44323c9cd70e99e1d9e8893ee7276738f9
SHA256 ae7c3c4feff94d175966b2eca4ab14ae4aabc8644a46d0fde5a2a6a5f2cd3cbe
CRC32 24addd3d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows 7
File size 119296 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 fc222e93dc5ffe62b401b18a0bf93b43
SHA1 be6220a1ada8b56692d938a77b59f27e7729cad6
SHA256 327ab4a7bb1bdb3b0226cbcfea637bb2c166e6ae5fae5f91cd4caec5e261dda5
CRC32 e13f2377
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 105472 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8527c6f8dff8cd9502fc4688ccbaef77
SHA1 49a764b1abfbd152e15d8f27d05ceadb4cb566c0
SHA256 d0fbc7438f21734128d985700aeb688c2b72dc485f56a4f8ba22718194c75ca6
CRC32 b17290fa
Example file location ---
Filename dmsynth.dll
System Windows XP
File size 103424 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 5efcb0e037c8dc500d0bb08943c583a4
SHA1 f30db96e0f9be5899eac35cce0fa153a4b37d692
SHA256 0d1c3948d187fd1cf457a6833e7b211e0d72a63b208c45b7ad8bbe969b1637ef
CRC32 67186a6a
Example file location ---