If when you try to open a program on your Windows computer you receive an error message The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer,it either means that Universal CRT, which is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable has either failed to install properly or that the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file has gone missing or become corrupted.
You may receive this error when trying to open some Adobe applications, SmartFTP software, Microsoft Office , Autodesk , Skype, Corel Draw, XAMPP, and so on.
This error is usually cause by the missing Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on your Windows. You can solve the problem through installing the software.
Here is two ways for you to install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. Choose any one you prefer.
1. Install the software via Windows update
2. Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from Microsoft directly
You can download and install missing dll file to fix ” api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing ” error
You unzip or drag the .dll file you download into the folder : C:\Windows\System32