missing .dll


  • just bought a game (cinema empire) tried to install it, but a error message popped up saying missing .dll (api-ms-win-core-url-l1.dll). i'm not much of a tech head but been trying to find it online no joy. so stuck. please help
    Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:19 PM

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  • Not a standard Windows file, as you have found no info online. So contact the providers of the game or where you brought it from and ask them.
    Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:51 PM
  • Hi roscoe,

    If you have installed all version of DirectX and .net Framework, issue still presents.

    Besides, you couldn’t find that specific .dll file on Internet, I think that .dll file is not a system file of Microsoft product, please check game manual or guide to see if you need to install some software in advance, or contact game manufacturer for support.


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    Monday, April 10, 2017 6:28 AM
  •  .dll file is not a system file of Microsoft product

    @ Teemo

    Maybe it was a typo?  How do I find out where I got mine?

    PS>LS -Re -File "api-ms-win-core-url*" -Fo -Ea:SilentlyContinue | sort LastWriteTime | ft Length, FullName  -AutoSize
    Length FullName
    ------ --------
     12128 C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-m..namespace-downlevel_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.14393.0_none_0ce8e7acf407469a\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
     12128 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\downlevel\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
     12640 C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Local\Temp\0932C5E8-CA50-4774-9AD4-9557985468DB\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
     12640 C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-m..namespace-downlevel_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.14393.0_none_69078330ac64b7d0\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
     12640 C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll

    And then I saw:

    PS>Get-Item  C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll | fl *
    PSPath            : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
    PSParentPath      : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::C:\Windows\System32\downlevel
    PSChildName       : api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
    PSDrive           : C
    PSProvider        : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem
    PSIsContainer     : False
    Mode              : -a----
    VersionInfo       : File:             C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\api-ms-win-core-url-l1-1-0.dll
                        InternalName:     apisetstub
                        OriginalFilename: apisetstub
                        FileVersion:      10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
                        FileDescription:  ApiSet Stub DLL

    Now I see why you are telling him to check with the provider.   ; )

    Robert Aldwinckle

    Monday, April 10, 2017 1:38 PM