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The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP120.dll was not found

You may sometimes encounter an error message stating that the code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP120.dll was not found.

This error typically occurs when the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file required to run the program is missing or corrupted.

MSVCP120.dll is a vital component of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages and is necessary for running various applications and games developed using this programming language. Without it, your computer may fail to launch programs that rely on it, leaving you frustrated and unable to complete your tasks.

In this article, we will explore the causes of MSVCP120.dll errors and provide solutions to fix them.

What is MSVCP120.dll?

msvcp120.dll is a part of Microsoft Visual C++ and is often required for running programmes developed with Visual C++.

Some games or applications may need the file in the game/application installation folderCopying it from the Windows system folder to the install folder of the game/application should fix that problem.


If you got the above error while running MySQL in the WAMP server, the good news is that you can fix the issue very easily just by installing the required MSVCP120.dll file. You can download the file by clicking the button below.

After downloading the zip file, unzip it and copy the MSVCP120.dll file and paste it into C:/Windows/System32 folder.

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