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Error "The program can't start because mfc120u.dll is missing from your computer." Starting Tableau Desktop


Published: 25 Oct 2017
Last Modified Date: 16 Apr 2020

Issue

Tableau Desktop cannot start and the following message is displayed:
 
The program can't start because mfc120u.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows

Cause

There is a file missing from your computer's installation of Visual C++ Runtime. 
 
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