[Fix] Youtube-dl Error MSVCR100.dll not found in Windows

Youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube or other sites. When you run the software on some computers, you may receive the following error:

youtube-dl.exe – System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

youtube-dl error msvcr100.dll 32-bit syswow64

Let’s see how to fix the msvcr100.dll missing error.

[Fix] Youtube-dl Error MSVCR100.dll not found in Windows

The youtube-dl.exe msvcr100.dll happens if the VC++ runtime libraries (especially msvcr100.dll) is missing from the computer. The command-line tool youtube-dl.exe requires the VC++ runtime libraries to be installed.

Install VC++ runtimes from Microsoft

When I encountered this error in one of my Windows 10 computers, I checked the Windows\System32 folder and found that the file msvcr100.dll was intact. Later, I realized that the Youtube-dl.exe is a 32-bit module, which means it needs the 32-bit (x86) version of msvcr100.dll in the Windows\SysWOW64 folder on Windows 64-bit computers.

Then, I downloaded and installed the VC++ RTL available via the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) package from Microsoft.

That fixed the issue!

Download MSVCR100.dll

Alternatively, you can download msvcr100.dll (zipped) msvcr100.dll hosted on this site. The DLL file’s version and hash information are given below:

SHA256:  60C06E0FA4449314DA3A0A87C1A9D9577DF99226F943637E06F61188E5862EFA

VirusTotal report for the above file/hash

[File information]

Verified: Signed
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Description: Microsoft« C Runtime Library
Product: Microsoft« Visual Studio« 2010
Prod version: 10.00.40219.1
File version: 10.00.40219.1
MachineType: 32-bit
  • If you’re using Windows 32-bit, copy the above file to the Windows\System32 folder. For Windows 64-bit, copy the file to the Windows\SysWOW64 folder.

To find the bit/architecture of your Windows installation, check out the article How to Find Your Windows Build Number, Version, Edition, and Bitness.

(And, if you happened to visit this page accidentally and you haven’t used youtube-dl before, try it out. You can download youtube-dl from the project’s GitHub page.)

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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 Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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