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

What is Msctf.dll?

Msctf.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 Msctf.dll used for?

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

What is Msctf.dll is missing error mean?

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

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

Other common msctf.dll errors include:

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

How to fix Msctf.dll missing error?

If the “msctf.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 msctf.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 Msctf.dll

Search through available versions of msctf.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

Msctf.dll, 13 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.17031 1.0 MB
MD5 f5c43bfe7ef27521ed25b912c9366cd9
SHA1 700cdd2d05a76752a5919c3a5e3cd15b0a014127
32bit 6.2.9200.16578 873.0 KB
MD5 d8fed3e93970890fc25c5d378e6a5bd6
SHA1 af75187183c0fc3ab4b782c9c35dc42a467510e6
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 809.5 KB
MD5 c9618bc9b2b0fd7c1138d8774795a79b
SHA1 e3dc91726533f496de2e120037534461ce080d0f
32bit 6.0.6001.18000 788.0 KB
MD5 030981927e732fd4013910b3b06bd45b
SHA1 279fdc9d269fc3d7981e0ad26b742e29c919f8ea
64bit 6.0.6001.18000 1.0 MB
MD5 6c77ef60b992d5caf9f929b71f1197d0
SHA1 5fb80c12c4ffda6078e92a3d914065ac3a5bddd7
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 291.0 KB
MD5 4af388eb9d66a16a5badb4afee612ff5
SHA1 68f7418f294c8f1bd178596d9f023123798fc840
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 287.5 KB
MD5 2b6d3630eb32b562e6763370ce35d730
SHA1 65411ae1dbc252e811389780ae99ccc139e24d40
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 287.5 KB
MD5 d43b83ce4893755685245c0130553d8e
SHA1 bc3c6084ea12aa4f3476ae5defb54eff112c7c35
64bit 10.0.18362.1082 1.2 MB
MD5 a547f666e0b13e7c19056b4f3d569dd1
SHA1 fe308879f52bbd618c26a3f83b7430711f929c7e
64bit 10.0.14393.0 1.4 MB
MD5 716ca3a8c42b39597338a0d2d8bb1bdb
SHA1 8f52879c9498fca78ce9c6fe6362b7a3d4395c9f
32bit 10.0.14393.0 1.2 MB
MD5 c6a36556127613742e20820188a939ac
SHA1 f7fbfd364c770a529f2fbfda858e44e43efe8c5c
32bit 10.0.10586.71 1.1 MB
MD5 a680339559fbc02bc0854d73dde85c7b
SHA1 2c769a895572f15ef7688cdca7b60f3b80819724
64bit 10.0.10586.71 1.3 MB
MD5 f232be986a85ba857e7c5fdbefc71653
SHA1 e4ae76e3c2dd328713762f9643df07ae9ee879ab

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

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

How to register Msctf.dll?

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

Method 2: Fix the missing Msctf.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair msctf.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of msctf.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the msctf.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 msctf.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 msctf.dll error

Sometimes msctf.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 Msctf.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 Msctf.dll file by performing System Restore

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

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