[Fix] This Program Can’t Start Because MSVCR120.dll Is Missing

“This program can’t start because MSVCR120.dll is missing on your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

The MSVCR120.dll library is an essential file within the structure of the Windows operating system.

Now, let’s see some practical solutions to fix this error.

Method #1: Reinstall Visual C ++ Redistributable Packages

MSVCR120.dll is part of the C ++ libraries so its error may be due to some internal damage, the most practical option is to reinstall the library.

To do this, go to the following link where you can download the file MSVCR120.dll which is part of the redistributable Visual C ++ Packages for Visual Studio 2013.

Choose your language and click on the “Download” button.

Once finish the download, proceed with its installation.

Restart the system to apply the changes.

Method #2: Perform A Clean Installation

Sometimes the error is corrected by reinstalling the application that presents the error.

To achieve this, Run Winkey + R the following command:


Locate the program that generates this error, right click on it and selects the option “Uninstall”:

Method #3: Run Virus Scan

Sometimes the error can be generated by some malware or virus that prevents optimal communication between the applications of the system.

If we have some antivirus software, it is ideal to run a full scan, and if we don’t have it, we can go to the Windows Defender Security Center and there, in the section “Virus and Threat Protection” select the option “Full Scan“.

Click on the “Scan now” button to start the detailed analysis.

With one of the methods above we will give a complete and complete solution to the MSVCR120.dll error.

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