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The specified module could not be found.

In some usage scenarios using versions, you may receive this error:

Unable to load DLL 'System.Data.SqlLocalDb.Interop.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)
   at System.Data.SqlLocalDb.NativeMethods.GetVersions(IntPtr pVersion, Int32& lpdwNumberOfVersions)
   at System.Data.SqlLocalDb.SqlLocalDbApi.IsLocalDBInstalled()

This error can occur if the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 C++ Runtime is not installed on the machine.

To fix this, either install the runtime which can be downloaded from, or alternatively place the following two files in the application directory:
  • msvcp120.dll
  • msvcr120.dll
These files can be found in %WINDIR%\System32 or %WINDIR%\SysWOW64, depending on the OS architecture of your computer.

Last edited Jan 26, 2014 at 11:38 AM by martincostello, version 3