Download Vssapi.dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32 Bit and 64 Bit)

Vssapi.dll download. The Vssapi.dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32 Bit and 64 Bit). You can fix "The file Vssapi.dll is missing." and "Vssapi.dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.
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Dll Description:
Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy RequestorWriter Services API DLL
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  • 1.07 MB for 32 Bit (x86)
  • 1.67 MB for 64 Bit (x64)
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What is Vssapi.dll? What Does It Do?

The Vssapi.dll library is 1.07 MB for 32 Bit and 1.67 MB for 64 Bit. The download links for this library are clean and no user has given any negative feedback. From the time it was offered for download, it has been downloaded 1815 times.

Operating Systems That Can Use the Vssapi.dll Library

All Versions of the Vssapi.dll Library

The last version of the Vssapi.dll library is the 6.3.9600.16384 version for 32 Bit and the 6.1.7601.17514 version for 64 Bit. Before this version, there were 10 versions released. Downloadable Vssapi.dll library versions have been listed below from newest to oldest.

  1. 6.3.9600.16384 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  2. 6.2.9200.16420 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  3. 6.1.7601.17514 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  4. 6.1.7601.17514 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  5. 6.0.6001.18000 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  6. 6.0.6001.18000 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  7. 5.2.3790.3959 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  8. 5.1.2600.5512 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  9. 5.1.2600.2180 - 32 Bit (x86) (2012-07-31) Download directly this version
  10. 5.1.2600.2180 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  11. 6.1.7100.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version

Guide to Download Vssapi.dll

  1. Click on the green-colored "Download" button (The button marked in the picture below).
    Starting the download process for Vssapi.dll
    Step 1:Starting the download process for Vssapi.dll
  2. After clicking the "Download" button at the top of the page, the "Downloading" page will open up and the download process will begin. Definitely do not close this page until the download begins. Our site will connect you to the closest DLL Downloader.com download server in order to offer you the fastest downloading performance. Connecting you to the server can take a few seconds.

How to Install Vssapi.dll? How to Fix Vssapi.dll Errors?

ATTENTION! Before continuing on to install the Vssapi.dll library, you need to download the library. If you have not downloaded it yet, download it before continuing on to the installation steps. If you are having a problem while downloading the library, you can browse the download guide a few lines above.

Method 1: Fixing the DLL Error by Copying the Vssapi.dll Library to the Windows System Directory

  1. The file you will download is a compressed file with the ".zip" extension. You cannot directly install the ".zip" file. Because of this, first, double-click this file and open the file. You will see the library named "Vssapi.dll" in the window that opens. Drag this library to the desktop with the left mouse button. This is the library you need.
    Extracting the Vssapi.dll library from the .zip file
    Step 1:Extracting the Vssapi.dll library from the .zip file
  2. Copy the "Vssapi.dll" library file you extracted.
  3. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" directory.
    Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
    Step 3:Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
  4. If you are using a 64 Bit operating system, copy the "Vssapi.dll" library and paste it into the "C:\Windows\sysWOW64" as well.
    NOTE! On Windows operating systems with 64 Bit architecture, the dynamic link library must be in both the "sysWOW64" directory as well as the "System32" directory. In other words, you must copy the "Vssapi.dll" library into both directories.
    Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
    Step 4:Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
  5. First, we must run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in "cmd", but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in "cmd" we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the "Command Prompt" option among the search results, push the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER
    3. " keys on your keyboard.
    4. A verification window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?" Approve this action by saying, "Yes".
    Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
    Step 5:Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
  6. Paste the command below into the Command Line window that opens up and press Enter key. This command will delete the problematic registry of the Vssapi.dll library (Nothing will happen to the library we pasted in the System32 directory, it just deletes the registry from the Windows Registry Editor. The library we pasted in the System32 directory will not be damaged).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Vssapi.dll
    Cleaning the problematic registry of the Vssapi.dll library from the Windows Registry Editor
    Step 6:Cleaning the problematic registry of the Vssapi.dll library from the Windows Registry Editor
  7. If you are using a Windows version that has 64 Bit architecture, after running the above command, you need to run the command below. With this command, we will clean the problematic Vssapi.dll registry for 64 Bit (The cleaning process only involves the registries in Regedit. In other words, the dynamic link library you pasted into the SysWoW64 will not be damaged).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Vssapi.dll
    Uninstalling the Vssapi.dll library's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
    Step 7:Uninstalling the Vssapi.dll library's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
  8. In order to cleanly recreate the dll library's registry that we deleted, copy the command below and paste it into the Command Line and hit Enter.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Vssapi.dll
    Reregistering the Vssapi.dll library in the system
    Step 8:Reregistering the Vssapi.dll library in the system
  9. Windows 64 Bit users must run the command below after running the previous command. With this command, we will create a clean and good registry for the Vssapi.dll library we deleted.
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Vssapi.dll
    Creating a clean and good registry for the Vssapi.dll library (64 Bit için)
    Step 9:Creating a clean and good registry for the Vssapi.dll library (64 Bit için)
  10. If you did all the processes correctly, the missing dll file will have been installed. You may have made some mistakes when running the Command Line processes. Generally, these errors will not prevent the Vssapi.dll library from being installed. In other words, the installation will be completed, but it may give an error due to some incompatibility issues. You can try running the program that was giving you this dll file error after restarting your computer. If you are still getting the dll file error when running the program, please try the 2nd method.

Method 2: Copying The Vssapi.dll Library Into The Program Installation Directory

  1. In order to install the dynamic link library, you need to find the installation directory for the program that was giving you errors such as "Vssapi.dll is missing", "Vssapi.dll not found" or similar error messages. In order to do that, Right-click the program's shortcut and click the Properties item in the right-click menu that appears.
    Opening the program shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the program shortcut properties window
  2. Click on the Open File Location button that is found in the Properties window that opens up and choose the folder where the application is installed.
    Opening the installation directory of the program
    Step 2:Opening the installation directory of the program
  3. Copy the Vssapi.dll library.
  4. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the program's installation directory that we just opened.
    Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the program's installation directory
    Step 3:Pasting the Vssapi.dll library into the program's installation directory
  5. When the dynamic link library is moved to the program installation directory, it means that the process is completed. Check to see if the issue was fixed by running the program giving the error message again. If you are still receiving the error message, you can complete the 3rd Method as an alternative.

Method 3: Doing a Clean Install of the program That Is Giving the Vssapi.dll Error

  1. Press the "Windows" + "R" keys at the same time to open the Run tool. Paste the command below into the text field titled "Open" in the Run window that opens and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This command will open the "Programs and Features" tool.
    appwiz.cpl
    Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
    Step 1:Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
  2. On the Programs and Features screen that will come up, you will see the list of programs on your computer. Find the program that gives you the dll error and with your mouse right-click it. The right-click menu will open. Click the "Uninstall" option in this menu to start the uninstall process.
    Uninstalling the program that gives you the dll error
    Step 2:Uninstalling the program that gives you the dll error
  3. You will see a "Do you want to uninstall this program?" confirmation window. Confirm the process and wait for the program to be completely uninstalled. The uninstall process can take some time. This time will change according to your computer's performance and the size of the program. After the program is uninstalled, restart your computer.
    Confirming the uninstall process
    Step 3:Confirming the uninstall process
  4. 4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the program that was giving you the error.
  5. This process may help the dll problem you are experiencing. If you are continuing to get the same dll error, the problem is most likely with Windows. In order to fix dll problems relating to Windows, complete the 4th Method and 5th Method.

Method 4: Fixing the Vssapi.dll Issue by Using the Windows System File Checker (scf scannow)

  1. First, we must run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in "cmd", but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in "cmd" we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the "Command Prompt" option among the search results, push the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER
    3. " keys on your keyboard.
    4. A verification window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?" Approve this action by saying, "Yes".
    Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
    Step 1:Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
  2. Paste the command in the line below into the Command Line that opens up and press Enter key.
    sfc /scannow
    fixing Windows system errors using the sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:fixing Windows system errors using the sfc /scannow command
  3. The scan and repair process can take some time depending on your hardware and amount of system errors. Wait for the process to complete. After the repair process finishes, try running the program that is giving you're the error.

Method 5: Fixing the Vssapi.dll Error by Manually Updating Windows

Most of the time, programs have been programmed to use the most recent dynamic link libraries. If your operating system is not updated, these files cannot be provided and dll errors appear. So, we will try to fix the dll errors by updating the operating system.

Since the methods to update Windows versions are different from each other, we found it appropriate to prepare a separate article for each Windows version. You can get our update article that relates to your operating system version by using the links below.

Windows Update Guides

  1. Windows Update Guide
  2. Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 Update Guide
  3. Windows 7 and Windows Vista Update Guide
  4. Windows XP Update Guide

Most Seen Vssapi.dll Errors

It's possible that during the programs' installation or while using them, the Vssapi.dll library was damaged or deleted. You can generally see error messages listed below or similar ones in situations like this.

These errors we see are not unsolvable. If you've also received an error message like this, first you must download the Vssapi.dll library by clicking the "Download" button in this page's top section. After downloading the library, you should install the library and complete the solution methods explained a little bit above on this page and mount it in Windows. If you do not have a hardware issue, one of the methods explained in this article will fix your issue.

  1. "Vssapi.dll not found." error
  2. "The file Vssapi.dll is missing." error
  3. "Vssapi.dll access violation." error
  4. "Cannot register Vssapi.dll." error
  5. "Cannot find Vssapi.dll." error
  6. "This application failed to start because Vssapi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error