EhStorAPI.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

EhStorAPI.dll file Windows Enhanced Storage API. 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 EhStorAPI.dll related errors on your device. You can also download EhStorAPI.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to EhStorAPI.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 EhStorAPI.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your EhStorAPI.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 EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows 10
File size 117248 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d45d18c87ab4ba7cd075aa168f929b88
SHA1 d5dba0513497f46d5a6e182eb05394b6d3071b9e
SHA256 d9837bad16a913d18733d88a56b31a20ebe7576b8dd87186274bb2c33d8f2c39
CRC32 e808a33e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 120832 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3a71a8457a589f4b5b2e57cdb0ae927a
SHA1 1b7f3e45ac29e6daa1a50601683f52bd7791960d
SHA256 409608238936c604b492cdace5186215d67870ca095d8ce93263a12816720e89
CRC32 79836393
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows 8
File size 117760 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ab25ffea289d8355f02a171146307cd5
SHA1 0d4c341e5be379426c5eb224449c0ea951f2b1bd
SHA256 bd640517db221593ca071ea4ee8e7a0a313b3130a5a1c6e40a58ce6bd9d258f8
CRC32 d3b97859
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows 7
File size 144896 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 03ab2a2e426c2ad400ac8315226347f8
SHA1 ab23bb801abb5d89af35aea670e21fc3e30c5380
SHA256 71b2628163471d3d8c5681ca7bbafc03c6eaa499707513fdbdec009f0eb32e77
CRC32 06d61606
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows 7
File size 128512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1060d60cca69a8136a87dbe3c8f4a467
SHA1 58c390cd381a4c793d04cb74d8ac64a19e7bb793
SHA256 ea246bd5eba5c593a6d1cb8a300cca13e575a2e1df79bcd524b4c84866e4be8d
CRC32 f6db671a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 131072 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 9abcf91512ae8120f3e931301e28b6c1
SHA1 e726ac68f048d900464d06df348a2903a462c308
SHA256 c032f4b61d6ce3cae11195f8e8f04c605363415de26967cd1a8e1c9535c3bb60
CRC32 8dc1c369
Example file location ---
Filename EhStorAPI.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 120320 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9e5c1d19851fae2acdba118ab20d55ac
SHA1 9de313e4b430dd91bcf32be495d3d08a93c963a2
SHA256 848a4adcbc9207db6d274763dbd082843a3bb4aeb2bf8bcc11b2b6c2f8b43e84
CRC32 73a23121
Example file location ---