You may receive MSVCR120.dll is Missing error while installing or opening some applications and games. When this error appears, you may not be able to install or launch that particular application. The error message might look like as follow:
MSVCR120.dll file is a part of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable package. This file is used for various purposes and many third-party applications require this file to run properly. If due to certain reasons, this file goes missing or deleted or corrupted then you may face the said error.
Here in this article, I will tell you some tested methods to fix this error.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool
The most of the common reason behind MSVCR120.dll is Missing is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get MSVCR120.dll Not Found or Missing Error.
Method 2: Update Runtime Library
Updating Runtime Library from control panel is the best and easiest methods to fix this error. Most of the time, installing several another application, change or replace the MSVCR120.dll file. By updating Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library, you will be able to restore this file.
Method 3: Install or Re-Install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages
Go to the following link, and download and install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. It is possible that this package is encountering and issue or it is corrupted so, you are getting the error. Installing this package again will fix MSVCR120.dll error for sure.
Method 3: Update Windows and Drivers
It is also necessary to Update Windows Operating System and all the installed driver. When you update windows, it automatically installs latest patches and libraries. By updating windows and driver, you may fix MSVCR120.dll is Missing error easily. If you are not sure how to update all the installed driver, then use Advanced System Repair Tool. This tool automatically fixes errors, updated drivers and install missing dll files.
Method 4: Run Windows File System Checker Tool
This tool provides extra ordinary supports, if there are issues in Windows Files. However, this tool gets failed in terms of major problems but it works perfectly in minor problems. This tool scans whole Windows files and finds missing or corrupted system files and then it updates the missing file with new one. You can use System File Checker Tool as follows:
Step 2: Now type the following command and press Enter.
Step 3: If you are getting Error Windows Resource Protection Could Not Start the Repair Service and unable to run sfc /scannow command line tool then you can alternatively use Advanced System Repair Tool to scan and fix system files. It is much powerful than sfc /scannow tool.
In this article, I tried to explain how can you fix MSVCR120.dll is Missing error in windows 10/8/7. This error mostly appears when the C++ runtime library gets corrupted or outdated. By updating this runtime library, you can remove this error easily.