Missing msvcp120.dll error solution for Windows

Please read the instructions carefully before you download the msvcp120.dll.Take the proper steps to safely clean and repair windows errors.

1. Where should this file go? After you download msvcp120.dll on your machine, paste it in directory where it missing, and also copy it to

Windows 95, 98, ME C:\Windows\System
Windows NT, 2000 C:\WinNT\System32
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 C:\Windows\System32
64-bit Windows C:\Windows\System64

If you can't find windows directory try:
a. Press and hold Windows key on your keyboard, then press button R.
b. Enter the command "cmd" and press Enter
c. In a command window enter the command "set systemroot" and press Enter. It will display system directory.
2. Go to "start" ==> "run" and type "regsvr32 msvcp120.dll" to register the file to the system.

File Information
  • Namemsvcp120.dll (msvcp120.dl_)
  • CategoryOperating System > dll
  • Description

    File informatin:

    Microsoft C Runtime Library
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
    Version: 12.0.21005.1

    Error screenshot:

    error alert screenshot


    Choose version to download(bit, version):

    » 64bit, 12.0.21005.1

    » 32bit, 12.0.21005.1

    msvcp120.dll is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components that are required to run C++ applications that are built by using Visual Studio 2013.

    And each number at the end of each visual studio DLL file corresponds to the Visual Studio version number.

    90: Visual Studio 2008 (Version 9.0)
    100: Visual Studio 2010 (Version 10.0)
    110: Visual Studio 2012 (Version 11.0)
    120: Visual Studio 2013 (Version 12.0)
    140: Visual Studio 2015 (Version 14.0)
    150: Visual Studio 2017 (Version 15.0)
    160: Visual Studio 2019 (Version 16.0)


    You can also download and reinstall the Microsoft visual C++ Redistributable package 2013.


    Common error solution

    OBS-Multiplatform(a free and open-source streaming and recording program maintained by the OBS Project) Error:

    OBS msvcp120.dll missing error

    Obs64.exe-system error
    The program can't start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.


    Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package above(please choose 32bit or 64bit according your operating system).

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    Battlefield(a series of first-person shooter video games) by EA - igoproxy64.exe

    SIM 4 by EA. If reinstall the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages still can't resolve the problem, try manually place these files in the game binary directory. Just search for the files then place them in "The Sims 4\Game\Bin".


  • Filenamemsvcp120.zip
  • Filesize154.89 kB
  • Filetypezip (Mime Type: application/zip)
  • Rating 5 / 5 , 19143 rating
  • MD5: 7b1f04ecaf30602838bb0c4393320123
  • SHA1: 854babbbab07f568cf09a3f9d41756f00ada2cb0
  • SHA265: $5$rounds=5000$dlldownloadsyste$LTjN.GwO7IQ3HocZrAP7B54lWSJzm/Bs.qoDIrWOBYB

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Got computer error message like:

"msvcp120.dll crash"
"bad image"
"error loading"
"msvcp120.dll was not found"
"the procedure entry point msvcp120.dll error"
"msvcp120.dll could not be located"
"Access Violation"
"Cannot register msvcp120.dll"

at startup or shutdown or run program?
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  • Download and install msvcp120.dll.
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  • Reinstall the application.