esent.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

esent.dll file Extensible Storage Engine for Microsoft(R) Windows(R). 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 esent.dll related errors on your device. You can also download esent.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename esent.dll
File extension DLL
Description Extensible Storage Engine for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
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 esent.dll file. esent.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 esent.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to esent.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 esent.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your esent.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 esent.dll
System Windows 10
File size 2792448 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 fb969f5f79fa6867cbc49ceba566e96e
SHA1 993e908728fd4bf2d7c0420ae21d0d0e4d9ccc41
SHA256 a7fa988fa47880a8a4cef36fe5f5ad53472ce080b950faf63b71584bc0d1ed8d
CRC32 a482dfe7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename esent.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2542080 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 1003b696ac19fc4a697df182cbc7e75b
SHA1 b519fae6a87bf3e0fe90e167a91b8ac1150f4dbb
SHA256 d6951b9e90895c790abf218fee80084eebee9ace4365819b672e933cd89d8cbb
CRC32 625f4707
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename esent.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2407936 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4a15b55e4249ef36c602a4515cb7f9dc
SHA1 09a380e797ea107e238636dd3dac77e018e84a1d
SHA256 31841a0e46859a120b531de40b0438f02279f35290871acd7d23810ed55a0a67
CRC32 599338ce
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename esent.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1698816 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 256503028879103e9741a276fa24d65d
SHA1 e177243ea2afe555d0322a65cf507f40e2de5099
SHA256 6f32b44826fca3365d77127361f93a009d70a8a63c8825a8b8235b237c60ff41
CRC32 5c0a6910
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename esent.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2565632 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 d63f0353f632fb1ede724173be6db5b5
SHA1 97ac2a39c783f774ab168540b988ca5b0e58d655
SHA256 82fc79b99bd5d99231ce6701cbaca94ed6f6ec5b7ec0f00f63fc942b2d06568e
CRC32 2d77d34c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename esent.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1459200 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 22dc784b32bee306a99f50d6dc2460bc
SHA1 27d190273244adfe887cdebb3402d4ac6db48f2d
SHA256 5144bdceafc593817545869e82a7d78104f310a8b0188e0ec49648f929f6e1c2
CRC32 28c09041
Example file location ---
Filename esent.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2506752 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 e21fffe678ff09baa6bf5f76bd8805c6
SHA1 481975dcaa212f6675bf10323f78f1d0e888e38c
SHA256 2c712ce19eb3bd51cdb3097c04fe38e6b5683277437ee39289806089f5a67481
CRC32 a193ce41
Example file location ---
Filename esent.dll
System Windows XP
File size 1082368 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f5b754cdea20bbb3a31e16a776ede6d6
SHA1 ae8c6716967b384f4d74e42ab0a7c483c66a3217
SHA256 c5d682fa9b86810c6e3d741e507eda024c4554beb5b6a1686f70e109ee9cd746
CRC32 74afd348
Example file location ---