Solution to MSVCR120.dll is Missing Error?

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:

The program can’t start because MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
How to Fix MSVCR120.dll is Missing Error in Windows 10/8/7

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 Outbyte PC Repair Tool

The most 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 on specific tasks. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get MSVCR120.dll Not Found or Missing Error.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair 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.

1. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program


2. Select Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable package and Right click on that and select Change.


3. Click on Repair button to start repair.


4. You will see that repair is in processing.


5. After finishing the process it will prompt you for restarting your PC.


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 1: Open command prompt as administrator. Go to Start Menu and search for the command. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Now type the following command and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

sfc scan now

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.

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