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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for dnsapi.dll file, or a way to fix the “dnsapi.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the dnsapi.dll file as well.

What is Dnsapi.dll?

Dnsapi.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Dnsapi.dll used for?

Dnsapi.dll file, also known as DNS Client API DLL, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the dnsapi.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Dnsapi.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause dnsapi.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the dnsapi.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common dnsapi.dll errors include:

  • “dnsapi.dll is missing”
  • “dnsapi.dll error loading”
  • “dnsapi.dll crash”
  • “dnsapi.dll was not found”
  • “dnsapi.dll could not be located”
  • “dnsapi.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point dnsapi.dll error”
  • “Cannot find dnsapi.dll”
  • “Cannot register dnsapi.dll”
dnsapi.dll - System Error The program can`t start because dnsapi.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Dnsapi.dll missing error?

If the “dnsapi.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the dnsapi.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Dnsapi.dll

Search through available versions of dnsapi.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Dnsapi.dll, 14 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.17039 483.0 KB
MD5 ff0ee1b87e5dd7a82f7bb124d5ca8bb6
SHA1 84c54155d4221769dc8381c870ccc288303c6b6c
32bit 6.2.9200.16420 451.0 KB
MD5 bb3717d6fc27a22d0403c825a93bc068
SHA1 c5ebcecc0d6079e796279cc25fe550b7956e7b5a
32bit 6.1.7601.17570 264.0 KB
MD5 b40420876b9288e0a1c8cca8a84e5dc9
SHA1 f83f02af049859b8addddea24614e74b92f9e67d
32bit 6.0.6001.18611 164.0 KB
MD5 5665120753fce7123c4deace241ee715
SHA1 117d0765b116af541f52ac664933067e6f5ef13c
64bit 6.0.6001.18611 216.0 KB
MD5 b6bb1ede455d39b80f4bae23478a2905
SHA1 90156507ad61defe6c7fe49004446d4d2abca9d6
32bit 5.2.3790.0 149.0 KB
MD5 8bb171ebcc946d8549f44d08dc6f764e
SHA1 e8a25bc21d76beb1ac37a023d33d5f1efb0414a4
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 144.5 KB
MD5 d708ee06b46687eeb7d68421ee9e8cfe
SHA1 d7f854c24aa9a6020318a036ff173d2c10a4b863
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 145.0 KB
MD5 42d23abeb1913d3811e091b4b124efb4
SHA1 a95a6c730fb22018e94075ba56cfcb472353ccef
32bit 10.0.14393.0 485.2 KB
MD5 6c1d303c703b27fe40d392899bc22e14
SHA1 8499dab49cc06e0fc060b8ebb343287a6bd38853
64bit 10.0.14393.0 631.0 KB
MD5 9ba2c83c355eac4278f17bef0852823a
SHA1 31a7d3fbf8eabc44c40fafbbf6c080666ec931c3
32bit 10.0.10586.212 522.5 KB
MD5 6a7acabae92c837f5c1330188eae36ae
SHA1 2aa4bf4f352b1b4beead87e5cbee91a006f98d07
64bit 10.0.10586.212 670.9 KB
MD5 9a3e17cdb177913c2a111c80f3d0dbb4
SHA1 ff77062486abb8cc2135a31c5a20d1dceddc04f0
32bit 10.0.10240.16384 521.5 KB
MD5 bb5bbd0e4d04047585e4ed0f07aa51e7
SHA1 fe8c8b4dfd5b80d30b98b2bd5ae2656f0d657a51
64bit 10.0.10240.16384 664.3 KB
MD5 c287d0e32771e3222a444dc527a29477
SHA1 9d75609f14652dcf0b3d244a61161e547d70930a

How to choose the correct version of Dnsapi.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Dnsapi.dll file?

To repair the “dnsapi.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the dnsapi.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Dnsapi.dll?

If putting the missing dnsapi.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 dnsapi.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Dnsapi.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair dnsapi.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of dnsapi.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the dnsapi.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your dnsapi.dll errors and other issues.
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Method 3: Update drivers to restore missing .dll files

Driver updates for the Windows operating system, as well as for network adapters, monitors, printers, etc., can be independently downloaded and installed from the Windows Update Center or by using specialized utilities.

OPTION 1 - Automatic Device Drivers Update

Outbyte Driver Updater automatically updates drivers on Windows. Routine driver updates are now a thing of the past!
  • Step 1: Download the Outbyte Driver Updater
  • Step 2: Install the application
  • Step 3: Launch the app
  • Step 4: Driver Updater will scan your system for outdated and missing drivers
  • Step 5: Click Update to automatically update all drivers

OPTION 2 - Manually Update Device Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Taskbar' search box - write Device Manager - choose Device Manager
  • Step 2: Select a category to look at the devices' names - make right-click the one that needs to be updated
  • Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Step 4: Look at Update Driver, and select it
  • Step 5: Windows might not be able to find the new driver. In this case, the user can see the driver on the manufacturer's website, where all the necessary instructions are available

Method 4: Scan your PC for malware to fix dnsapi.dll error

Sometimes dnsapi.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Outbyte Antivirus

Outbyte products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Outbyte program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

Method 5: Fix Dnsapi.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 6: Fix corrupted Dnsapi.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix dnsapi.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the dnsapi.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of dnsapi.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the dnsapi.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and dnsapi.dll error should be resolved.

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