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Error loading Python DLL? Try these simple solutions

So I’ve got a new work laptop that I just upgraded to Windows 10, and I installed Google Drive (apparently it’s now called Backup and Sync from Google) and everything went well for a while, I can put my files in the assigned folder and everything synced just fine.

If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve Error loading Python DLL error in Windows.

How can I fix Error loading Python DLL error?

1. Clear the temporary folder

  1. Open the File Explorer and navigate to the following location:
  2. Press Ctrl + A to select all the items in the temp folder.
  3. Right-click on the files and select Delete.
  4. Next, navigate to the following location:
  5. Right-click on the Temp folder and select Properties.
  6. In the Properties window, open the Security tab.
  7. Select your username and click the Edit button.
  8. Under Permissions for username, section make sure Full Control box is checked under Allow.
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  9. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
  10. Click OK to close the Temp properties window.
  11. Open the Temp folder and delete all the files in the folder.
  12. Try to install or access the Backup and Sync app and check for any improvements.

Clearing the temporary folders has resolved thepyinstaller error loading python dll for many users, so we encourage you to try it out.

The temp folders may have corrupted files that the application may not be able to process, resulting in the error.

If this does not solve your issue, we recommend trying a 3rd party software.

DLLs and registries are valuable data libraries that Windows uses in order to run properly.

Because of that, damaged or missing dlls or registry keys can be a leading cause for crashes, freezes, error messages, and they can even prevent you from launching software and Windows features altogether.

Unfortunately, registries and DLLs are clusters of data that even advanced users have a hard time tweaking properly without guidance, and even Microsoft advices against it.

More so, resetting your Windows OS is among the only truly effective solutions to fix these errors, but this solution has far too many drawbacks.

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In order to avoid all that, one can always rely on automated third-party solutions, and few are as good as Restoro. It automates pretty much every aspect of your PC repair process, from the scans to the actual fixing.

Follow this small guide to learn to you can restore your PC to peak performance using Restoro:

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

2. Run Backup and Sync as administrator

  1. Open the folder where the Backup and Sync installer is saved.
  2. Right-click on the installer.
  3. Select Run as Administrator option from the context menu. When the UAC prompt appears, click Yes.
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  4. The installer should now install without any issues.

In case you are facing the issue while launching Backup and Sync from Google, do the following.

  1. Right-click on the app icon from the Dekstop.
  2. Select Run as Administrator.
  3. When the UAC prompt appears, click Yes.

Sometimes you just need administrative privileges to fix Backup and Sync error loading Python dll error, so be sure to try this method.

3. Run in compatibility mode

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the following location:
    C:Program FilesGoogleDrive
  3. If you are using 32-bit OS, try
    C:Program Files (x86)GoogleDrive
  4. Right-click on Googledrivesync.exe and select Properties.
  5. Open the Compatibility tab in the Properties window.
  6. Under Compatibility mode, check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box.
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  7. Select an older version of OS than installed on your system.
  8. Click Apply > OK to save the changes.

Running the Backup and Sync from Google app in compatibility mode can help fix error loading python dll python39.dll and other Pyhton DLL errors.

The Error Loading Python DLL Google Sync and Backup from Google error can occur due to permission as well as compatibility issues. In this article, we have listed all the possible solutions to help you resolve the issue.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in May 2020 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Tashreef Shareef and was first posted to WindowsReport

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