Download efssvc.dll to Fix Errors

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

efssvc.dll file EFS Service. 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 efssvc.dll related errors on your device. You can also download efssvc.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, 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

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to efssvc.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 efssvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of efssvc.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\

If the steps did not solve your efssvc.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 efssvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 37888 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 67906ec7cc181769014d5bf9fcd7e883
SHA1 3ae837c124b8f8fea23626110c4bf3f6fce8851c
SHA256 35a520361dd16f962ce8b504524b83239c7edb5f75adf4bf7044444220c939bd
CRC32 f73e2e93
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename efssvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 fcdb33c6da2a84ada343341bfb41940d
SHA1 4e18cbe52636b72db9abf8fd2c87cc2753a578fb
SHA256 a90bfc32508e6620cf5e9a3575cffa948e09c9d1e8c382c42e0939c3ecee7360
CRC32 95762955
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename efssvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 27136 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c1f4ab1ecb34b4764b13cc22e2bb650e
SHA1 2cf2ff5931fb8ffc32a9caf27ec18410e82c673b
SHA256 d29e19491a8a1ab1d5649e1f63d778e589ef46359d77df940ae28abc288c8a82
CRC32 f4e89a8f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename efssvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 37376 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 0c043b0abbb5e14e68906ab80365395b
SHA1 c869ee4f64a42dd450aecf08c1c212d6dc20e906
SHA256 a57a6faf713ea4f46566a941de7c2273ed4eb50f9e30b70276e810873af6900b
CRC32 72234b7b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\