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

What is Sfc_os.dll?

Sfc_os.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 Sfc_os.dll used for?

Sfc_os.dll file, also known as Windows File Protection, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the sfc_os.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Sfc_os.dll is missing error mean?

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

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

Other common sfc_os.dll errors include:

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

How to fix Sfc_os.dll missing error?

If the “sfc_os.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 sfc_os.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 Sfc_os.dll

Search through available versions of sfc_os.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

Sfc_os.dll, 12 available versions

Bits & Version File size Language Description Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.16384 38.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 eb5bb44dba9f55db59076e58f6e42c03
SHA1 51d78e5caecbf486cfeff258b85646a0f3f16811
32bit 6.2.9200.16384 41.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 0313a5dfa5966e31220c26a6167fd479
SHA1 bbbb563ead77f72696a5e6d46a7c6696f8c90f79
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 40.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 84799328d87b3091a3bdd251e1ad31f9
SHA1 64dbbe8210049f4d762de22525a7fe4313bf99d0
32bit 6.0.6001.18000 38.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 12bcf4dad8e5a1b3d5fa7ab4a79da105
SHA1 b4b34f5ef91cf10f08e30b6922c500c34b0faa79
64bit 6.0.6001.18000 38.5 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 376d1b585060cd65beefe15a8577fca0
SHA1 ed8f903ab358721cd7c19db9dd4c4944f88a4521
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 136.5 KB Swedish Windows Filskydd
MD5 3db11b3abd6c4740565c4896e7e9abfc
SHA1 58da587f6f1ae996f4d610cce515c51ebea97594
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 136.5 KB Swedish Windows Filskydd
MD5 7c866c491ea42737a68c863658ff5dda
SHA1 5f13f02a351cd50325501b4ea682069085db8215
32bit 5.1.2600.1106 130.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 05b2a3f4bdf6e17875cc2114bbc22a75
SHA1 2b9fb5a08b66e9d00240a50de589262ab8f20eee
32bit 10.0.14393.0 42.5 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 94c93f32b21eb2da6aff2c264b17e623
SHA1 9bfe548e62d97e6d597da9853f8b40f97458ee67
64bit 10.0.14393.0 48.5 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 b80907bcf327c925e7ac990d81a705e6
SHA1 b79d5c8d90d24980a1ea8c0250566272c4341d57
32bit 10.0.10586.0 41.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 5740c44b01bd7460eb57e566d69840e5
SHA1 96f6e73c81aae8c489ebaf74189eb1fe2dc65ad7
64bit 10.0.10586.0 48.0 KB U.S. English Windows File Protection
MD5 757a25cbe1ad422ac768b399d9d046bc
SHA1 6d658945031a548f06cefcb5951619a6efb5069e

How to choose the correct version of Sfc_os.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 Sfc_os.dll file?

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

How to register Sfc_os.dll?

If putting the missing sfc_os.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 sfc_os.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Sfc_os.dll error automatically

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

Sometimes sfc_os.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 Sfc_os.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 Sfc_os.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix sfc_os.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the sfc_os.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 sfc_os.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 sfc_os.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 sfc_os.dll error should be resolved.

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