Sometimes during installation procedures you might see a message that says “MSVCR120.dll is missing on windows”. This message is usually seen when you are installing a new program or game and it can become very hectic to pin point the exact problem. MSVCR120.dll file not only limits you from installing new programs but also makes it impossible for you to use your PC with peace.
How to Fix MSVCR120.Dll Missing Error
Luckily MSVCR120.dill is a part of Microsoft visual studio 2013. You just need to install the correct version of visual studio and your error is removed. To remove your error follow the following basic steps.
- Open your internet browser.
- Click on the link https://www.microsoft.com.
- Search for Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013.
- Install it again if you have to.
Be careful in reading the error message. MSVCR120.dll error is removed by downloading the 2013 version of visual C++ and MSVCR110.dll is removed by installing 2012 version of Visual C++. If you download the wrong file your error will not be removed.
Avoid downloading your visual studio from third party links. It is best to install your required visual studio through the official website.
What Are .Dll Files?
Dll files are library files. Their main purpose is to contain resource variable and help in execution of functions. They belong to a specific framework. When you are installing a new program, file or game and the file related to the specific framework is missing then you cannot install your program.
It is essential that you have the same dll file in your windows to install new programs or your installation process will fail repeatedly.
How To Tell Which File Is Missing From Your Windows
Locating the exact file that is missing from your windows that is causing an error can be difficult and lengthy. The main difficulty is not solving the problem but locating it. But here is a quick tip to how you can locate it.
This error occurs during the installation procedure. When you are installing your program you will have an error message when you are running the EXE file. The error message contains message like “MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer”.
The exact missing file is mentioned in the error message. Now that you know what is missing, you can fix it.