Errors related to d3dcompiler_46.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, d3dcompiler_46.dll has been deleted or misplaced, corrupted by malicious software present on your PC or a damaged Windows registry.
The most commonly occurring error messages are:
- The program can't start because d3dcompiler_46.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
- There was a problem starting d3dcompiler_46.dll. The specified module could not be found
- Error loading d3dcompiler_46.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- d3dcompiler_46.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.
In the vast majority of cases, the solution is to properly reinstall d3dcompiler_46.dll on your PC, to the Windows system folder. Alternatively, some programs, notably PC games, require that the DLL file is placed in the game/application installation folder.
For detailed installation instructions, see our FAQ.
Additional details about d3dcompiler_46.dll
d3dcompiler_46.dll related errors are common while trying to run applications that require “Microsoft DirectX”. Errors are common while trying to run games because games, but also for other programs that require “Microsoft DirectX”.
d3dcompiler_46.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler
Examples of error messages regarding d3dcompiler_46.dll:
• "The file d3dcompiler_46.dll is missing".
• "File d3dcompiler_46.dll not found."
• "d3dcompiler_46.dll Not Found."
• "d3dcompiler_46.dll not found. Reinstalling might help fix this."
d3dcompiler_46.dll is commonly found in the same folder as the program using it, but can also be located in Windows system directories.
example: C:\Program Files (x86)\"program name"\d3dcompiler_46.dll
Some programs using this file;
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera
- Dying Light
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
- Assassins Creed IV
If it for some reason isn't enough to just replace the file, you might need to reinstall DirectX. Find it at Microsoft: