Missing files have often prevented the installation of many a games and programs in Windows. The missing files are often .dll files with names so vague the average user can’t even begin to figure out where said file might have gone missing. A DLL file is a library file that will execute functions or it might contain certain variables or resources. Since these files are associated with the frameworks they belong to, and apps are built on certain frameworks, their absence on your system prevents an app that is dependant on a DLL file from installing or running. The fix isn’t difficult; you just need to get the file back on your system. If you’re getting the ‘MSVCR120.dll Is Missing From Your Computer‘ error during installation or execution of an EXE file on Windows, here’s how you can fix it.
The MSVCR120.dll belongs to the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. If it’s missing on your computer, then something went wrong when you were installing this package. The easiest way to fix it is to download the packages from Microsoft (linked at the end of this post) and simply run them.
Select the file that suits your Windows installation, download it, and run it. When you run the vcredist_arm.exe file, you will see a repair option which you should use to get things running smoothly again.
A word of caution; DLL files are often made available for download by various sites. Unless you know a site to be authentic and trustworthy, do not download DLL files from it.