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Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee

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MSVCP140_ATOMIC_WAIT.dll Not Found

One of my colleagues recently encountered an error trying to open an Excel workbook on Sharepoint via the "Open in Desktop App" button. The screenshot of the error is below:

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The error wasn't triggered when starting Excel normally, nor opening the same spreadsheet from OneDrive Desktop.

Upon Googling, I found results offering the direct download of this DLL, but I am not downloading DLLs from unknown sources! Other search results relate to gaming. One of the results suggested repairing Visual C++, but that didn't help.

Frustrated, I tried to repair and update a few Microsoft software. It was finally fixed by repairing Microsoft Office.

In conclusion, if I tried the fix suggested by the error message before searching the web for solutions, I would have saved time and frustration.

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