Fix for “Mfc110u.dll was not found” Error

When you run a program, an error may occur indicating that the file “mfc110u.dll” is missing from the computer. The entire error message is below:

The code execution cannot proceed because mfc110u.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix the problem.

mfc110u.dll missing - vc++ redist

Running DISM and SFC doesn’t resolve the issue.


The module mfc110u.dll is not shipped with Windows. Mfc110u.dll is part of the Visual C++ 2012 redistributable package.

You can download the Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (Update 4) from the official Microsoft Download Center:

On the above page, please download and install both x64 and x86 versions of the runtime.

Installing both x64 and x86 of the above redist should restore the missing mfc110u.dll to C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 directories, respectively.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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