advapi32.dll Information

What is a DLL?

A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file contains computer code and resources that can be used by multiple programs at the same time. This uses less system memory and makes your system more efficient. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code among several programs to add features without having to write new code for each one.

Many programs rely on DLL files to function properly so when one of these files is corrupt or missing it causes program crashes and poor system performance.

What is advapi32.dll?

Advapi32.dll is a part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface) which refers to several different platform applications which are often referred to by their own names. Nearly every Windows program interacts with the Windows API such as programs started early in the Windows start up process which rely on the Native API.

Support for developers is available through the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) which provides the documentation and tools needed to build software based on the Windows API and other associated Windows interfaces.

The Windows API also provides the functionality to create and manage screen windows and most basic controls like buttons and scrollbars associated with the GUI (Graphical User Interface) part of Windows. The advapi32.dll gives access to the Control Panel and is used by several applications such as Notepad, File Manager, Disk Administrator, Paintbrush, Remote Access User, and Sound Volume settings.

Recommended fix if you are receiving advapi32.dll errors:

Because advapi32.dll is a key part of the operating system the only readily available fix is to reinstall your operating system.

Advapi32.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Known file path:


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