Ever since Skype updated its new standards people have been faced with the following error “MSVCP140.dll is missing”. The most annoying this about this issue is that it doesn’t only affect Skype because it also spreads to online games and other utilities such as WordPress. Luckily, there are a couple of methods which will help users get rid of this annoying error.
What is “MSVCP140.dll”?
In order to be able to fix this error, we first have to understand what’s causing it. The MSVCP140dll file is basically a constituent of Visual Studio 2015’s Visual C++ Redistributable. This is a package of files that oversee run-time components which serve the sole purpose of running C++ applications through Visual Studio.
The reason why Skype users are more than often faced with this error is because the communication app recently updated its standards which require the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package. Therefore, if the package is not installed, Skype will not function. Nonetheless, here is how people can fix this issue.
Finding the Missing File
The first thing we advise people to do when they are faced with this issue is to check their recycle bin for the missing file. There are many cases where people unknowingly delete the “.dll” file and the issue can be removed by simply finding the file and selecting the “Restore” option.
If the “MSVCP140.dll is missing” error appears only when using Skype and not with other applications, then the problem might be directly related to Skype. Therefore, people should reinstall Skype and give it another go.
Download the Missing File
In case none of the aforementioned methods worked, then users can always download the missing file. There are numerous websites which will provide users with the option to download any desired dll.
Moreover, users should make sure to scan the downloaded file with an anti-virus tool so that they can avoid any unwanted malware. In addition, the downloaded dll needs to be copied in the following partition C:/Windows/System32 or in C:/Windows/SysWOW64, depending if it’s a 32-bit or 64-bit system.