Fix: “Unable to load library dbdata.dll” When Opening Ubisoft Games

Dbdata.dll is a Dynamic link library (DLL) that usually comes with the Ubisoft games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Dbdata.dll is used to ensure that the game is working properly. Unable to load library dbdata.dll error occurs when this file gets misplaced or corrupted by malicious software.

Error "Unable to load library dbdata.dll" on Windows
Error “Unable to load library dbdata.dll” on Windows Fix

If you have installed the game from a third-party source, your Windows Defender is blocking the dbdata.dll file because Windows thinks the dbdata.dll file is dangerous for your Windows. We don’t recommend you restore it as it can be malware, which can be a serious threat to your Windows. However, you can install the game from the official source to fix this error. But if you want to restore it, do it at your own risk.

1. Download the DLL file

The easy method to restore any corrupted DLL file is to download and replace it, which will overwrite the corrupted DLL file. There is a website called, which contains the majority of DLL files developed so far.

To download and replace the DLL file, follow the steps:

  1. Go to and search for the dbdata.dll file.
  2. Click the dbdata.dll file from the search results.
    Opening dbdata.dll file
    Opening dbdata.dll file
  3. Now download the DLL file.
    Downloading dbdata.dll file
    Downloading dbdata.dll file
  4. Once done, extract the folder using WinRar or 7 Zip.
    Extracting dbdata.dll ZIP folder
    Extracting dbdata.dll ZIP folder
  5. Then, navigate to the extracted folder, copy the DLL file, and paste it onto your game’s directory in which you are getting the error.
    Copying DLL file
    Copying DLL file
  6. Once done, launch the game to see whether the error is fixed or not.

2. Verify Your Game Files

Since dbdata.dll can be found in the game files, you can restore it by verifying the integrity of the game files. Ubisoft launcher has the option to verify the game files, which you can use to restore the corrupted dbdata.dll file.

To verify the game files:

  1. Open Ubisoft Connect and navigate to Games from the top.
  2. Hover the game you want to verify, and click the down arrow icon.
  3. Select View game details from the listed options,
  4. Opening Game Details
    Opening Game Details
  5.  Go to Properties from the left, then click Verify Files.
    Verifying Game Files
    Verifying Game Files
  6. Wait for the verification to be finished, then launch the game to see if the error is fixed or not.

3. Re-install the Game

Since all the solutions have failed to fix this issue, the final method is to reinstall the game. Reinstalling the game is the final way to restore the corrupted DLL file.

  1. To do so, press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open Run Program.
  2. Enter appwiz.cpl in the input box and click OK to navigate to the Programs and Features.
    Opening Programs and Features using Run Program
    Opening Programs and Features using Run Program
  3. Right-click the game showing you this error message.
  4. Click Uninstall.
    Uninstalling game
    Uninstalling game
  5. Once done, install the game from the official website or platform.

-Unable to load library dbdata.dll FAQs

How do I fix Dbdata DLL error?

To fix this, download the Dbdata.dll file from and paste it into your game directory.

What causes unable to load library dbdata.dll error

Mainly, this error occurs when you install a pirated game that is officially paid. To fix this error, simply purchase a game from the official source. However, if it’s not possible, then you need to restore the dbdata.dll file from the Windows defender protection history but do it at your own risk because it can be malware which can become a serious threat to your Windows in the future.

What is a Dbdata DLL file?r

Dbdata.dll is usually comes with Ubisoft games. It is responsible for many Ubisoft games to run or launch properly. If this file is corrupted, you will encounter unable to load library dbdata.dll error


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.
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Fix: “Unable to load library dbdata.dll” When Opening Ubisoft Games

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