Easy fix for VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found

Yesterday I faced the error VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. You may also see an error stating the code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140_CODECVT_IDS.dll was not found.

VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found
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MSVCP140_CODECVT_IDS.dll was not found
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Luckily this error is very common and it is very easy to resolve. Any file error starting with VCRUNTIME, or having MSVCP in its name, is related to Microsoft Visual C++. This redistributable package enables developers to develop specific applications. Sometimes, these support files are not included in the installation files of a specific application

For example, Dolphin.exe may trigger the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll error. But also Firefox users sometimes face the VCRUNTIME error.

In the past, I’ve written similar posts referring to errors with MSVCR110.dll and MSVCR120.dll.

Fix VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found

To fix the error for VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found, follow these steps:

  1. Open the following website (opens in a new tab): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads
  2. On the website, there are 3 versions: x86, x64 and ARM64. What you need depends on the application you are trying to run. But if unsure, just download both x86 and x64. download visual c x86 x64
    Direct link to vc_redist.x86.exe: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
    Direct link to vc_redist.x64.exe: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  3. Install both files. Installing Visual C++ only involves agreeing to the license terms and clicking Install. Note: if you don’t see Install, but Repair, click Repair. Your Visual C++ installation may be damaged or corrupted.
    install visual c x86 x64
  4. Once you have installed Visual C++, try to run the application. It should now run fine.
  5. Optional: You may delete the installation files. However, Do not uninstall Visual C++, as it will again cause errors. It’s best to leave all versions installed.

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Pri G

Nice one! Thanks for posting. Your solutions are nice and easy. Keep up the good work.


Thank you, it works


really easy way. thanks

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