dpapiprovider.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to dpapiprovider.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 dpapiprovider.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dpapiprovider.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your dpapiprovider.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 dpapiprovider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 49152 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 63d41aea47fe9a4eec212c33594a837a
SHA1 505cac2ed02e8fb89e83ca98953452c1588449a8
SHA256 46b936f6c2b4a9c32c54a606ee19066d0ddbfeae41de8a859c677a2ce4ad6cfb
CRC32 79180110
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpapiprovider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 48640 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 0caf5d76c5ded87a38c7bde872342ba2
SHA1 ea5c4838f7d18e01bb8334e7de80edaea5075cba
SHA256 f10dbc0783aabb62d8af825fcaabb9e55b24015fa0c152152a3e97629987d187
CRC32 f47e1fd1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpapiprovider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 48128 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c61939caf9715407a2b10ff20d3e6c75
SHA1 8c224cf5a5ecffc878c666f29c18c863ab29fe4e
SHA256 72eb3cdc96b0a50ca4139874ab8c602e1883e26fc262b496e57e78708e930805
CRC32 4eb93c44
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpapiprovider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 52736 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4fa94a7278210893a45c738073d2bfd8
SHA1 c8e15eb65922808b0af59750f1b5213a3f5787ac
SHA256 e01b794eb34d746752bb156c161316032da027b23f20e0e7eec4956da0ca0b45
CRC32 e378c536
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpapiprovider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 47616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d111292af25e2b80d3ad80dea5010b3e
SHA1 dfe24aadfa63e6c479d6b0119d61c3d529fcc4b0
SHA256 3e3a400a7cb886d1a229d647efc43902a1b2197dcd24dc9b62ec53276fad8938
CRC32 d716164d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\