How to Fix “CRClient.dll was not found” DLL Missing error?

The error message “CRClient.dll is missing” indicates that the DLL file has been corrupted, misplaced, deleted, or replaced by a third-party utility or antivirus program. CRClient.dll is located in the program’s installation directory and is associated with the Adobe Crash Reporter, which is used to ensure that the program is running correctly.

When this DLL file gets corrupted, it negatively affects the program’s functionality, which prevents it from running in the system. Since you are here, that means you are facing this error. Below we have provided the methods that have actually worked for several affected users. Thus, it is recommended to follow all of the methods in order to get this error resolved.

Fix 1. Reinstall the Program

Since the CRClient.dll is located in the program’s installation directory, we can start by reinstalling the application. This will restore the corrupted CRClient.dll file, which should fix this issue. To reinstall the program, follow the steps:

  1. Press the Win key and type Add or remove programs.
  2. Hit Enter to open the settings.
  3. Locate the program, and click the three dots.
  4. Click Uninstall twice to remove the program.
  5. Once done, go to the official site to download the application installer.
  6. Now run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.

Fix 2. Download the CRClient.dll

If the error persists, you can try downloading the CRClient.dll from the third-party website. After downloading the DLL file, you will have to put it in the program’s installation directory to fix this error. To do so, follow the steps:

Go to this link to download the CRClient.dll file. But make sure to download the DLL file according to the system type.

If you don’t know the system type of your Windows, follow the steps to find out:

  1. Use the combination of Win + R keys to open Run Program.
  2. Here put msinfo32 in the input box and click OK to navigate into the System Information Window.
  3. Now check what the system type is. If it is 64, download the 64-bit DLL file. Otherwise, download 32 bit DLL file.
  4. Once done, it’s time to extract the DLL file zip folder. You can use any archive utility, such as WinRAR or 7zip, in order to extract the folder.
  5. Once the folder is extracted, navigate into it.
  6. Copy the DLL file and paste it into the application’s directory.
  7. Once done, now try launching the application to see if the error is resolved or not.

Fix 3. Run sfc/scannow

Even though the CRClient.dll is not one of the essential DLL files for Windows, we can still try running the SFC scannow command because it actually worked for several users. The System File Checker is a command line utility that allows users to restore corrupted files. When the user executes the sfc command, it verifies the protected files and replaces them with the cached copy. To run the sfc command, follow the steps:

  1. Click the Start Menu and type Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Once the command prompt is opened, execute the following command
    sfc /scannow

  4. Wait for the verification to be finished, and check if the error persists.

Fix 4. Update your Windows

If the error still persists, try updating Windows. It is because we have tried reinstalling the application, restoring the DLL file, but nothing works. Therefore, we recommend you install all the pending updates, which might restore the corrupted DLL file. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Navigate to the settings by pressing the Win + I keys simultaneously.
  2. Then, go to the Windows update from the left.
  3. Click Check for updates, and click Download & install.
  4. Once you have downloaded all the updates, restart your computer to install them.
  5. Once done, now try launching the application showing the error message.

Fix 5. Use a System Restore utility

System Restore is a troubleshooting that is used to restore Windows to its previous state. It allows you to create a restore point to save the current state. If you have created a restore point when you were not encountering this error message, you can now use it to go back to the previous state. To utilize a restore point, follow the steps:

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and select Run from the listed options.
  2. Type restrui in the search box and click OK to run the System Restore utility.
  3. Click Next and select a restore point.
  4. Once again, click Next and click Finish to restore Windows to its previous state.

Even though reinstalling the application should fix this error, if it does not work. In this case, you can try resetting or reinstalling the Windows by using the steps composed in the attached articles.

CRClient.dll is missing- FAQs

How to Fix CRClient.dll is missing error message?

Since CRClient.dll file is located in the application’s directory, we can try reinstalling the application, which will restore the CRClient.dll file itself.

What causes the CRClient.dll is missing error message?

When the DLL file gets corrupted, it means there is either a third-party program or the antivirus that has corrupted the DLL file. This can happen when the DLL file consumes an excessive amount of computing resources.

Where is the CRClient.dll located?

CRClient.dll is not a Windows DLL file; hence, it is located in the application’s directory.


Raza Arshad

Raza Arshad is a certified Google IT Support Professional. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem-solving, he excels in identifying and resolving bugs and Windows-related issues. Armed with a deep understanding of computer systems, Raza effortlessly navigates through complexities to pinpoint the root cause and implement effective solutions. His exceptional skills in bug detection and Windows troubleshooting make him a valuable asset in any IT support team.