This Dll file is a description of the Microsoft C Runtime Library and a product of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 that was developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It is a package of the Microsoft Windows Operating system that supports running of random applications in your computer. In situations where the msvcp120.dll is missing, an error message will appear on the screen because the corresponding application cannot run properly without the Dll file.

There are two available versions of the msvcp120.dll. They include 64-bit 12.0.21005.1 with a zip file size of 0.19 MB and 32-bit 12.0.21005.1 having a zip file of 0.15 MB. Both versions of the msvcp120.dll are based upon the Microsoft C Runtime Library. These Dll files are useful in fixing the error messages that are likely to pop up when launching an online game or other random applications.

It is usually annoying to be interrupted by the DLL error messages and a quick solution to the fix is the best way to navigate around this problem.

Examples of possible msvcp120.dll error messages

In most circumstances, the error message is displayed as, “The program can’t start because MVSP120.dll is missing from your computer.”

Other error messages regarding this file include;

  • “Msvcp120.dll is missing”
  • “Msvcp120.dll was not found”
  • “Cannot register the msvcp120.dll”
  • “Msvcp120.dll could not be located”
  • “Cannot find msvcp120.dll”

Recommended solutions in fixing the error message

Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem. If you were launching an online game or a random application and this error message pops up on your screen, you will be required to install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Runtime libraries.

If you are operating on the 64-bit version of Windows, ensure that you have installed both the “vcredist_x64.exe” and “vcredist_x86.exe.” Users operating on the 32-bit version of Window will only be required to install the “vcredist_x86.exe.”

You can also download the msvcp120.dll and place it in the application’s installation folder. Another way of solving the problem is by copying the downloaded file to the Windows System folder. If you have technical experience and you would like to manually install the DLL file, you need to select the version of Windows and download the msvcp120.dll. You should be able to fix the problems once you complete the procedure.

Alternative solutions

  • You can re-install the application that needs the msvcp120.dll file
  • Install any driver and Windows updates
  • Optimize your computer by cleaning your registry
  • Update to the latest version of the application.