How to Uninstall and Reinstall C++ Libraries

April 21, 2022 Ryan Wunderlich


You are having issues with your Autodesk software and believe the issue may be corrupted C++ libraries or indications are showing that is the issue.

This can be caused by a number factors, but usually the best way to correct it is to uninstall and reinstall all the C++ components.

How to uninstall/reinstall C++ modules
1. Open Control Panel and click on Programs and Features


2. In the Upper right corner of the window look for this:

3. Click in the box and put in C++ then click the arrow or hit the Enter key to filter your results to only the C++ modules
4. Now Uninstall all existing C++ from Control panel, starting with the newest (2017) and work your way through the list

I generally see mismatches or items without file sizes when I know there are issues. Right mouse click and follow the prompts to Uninstall (not repair) the installed C++ Module(s).
and click on this link:

6. Download the Visual C++ v56.exe in the screen that comes up (be patient, the download will start. Once downloaded, then we need to get the additional runtimes that have been released)
Go to this section "
Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022" and download these updates:
x64: vc_redist.x64.exe
x86: vc_redist.x86.exe
8. Navigate to the Downloads folder, right mouse click on the Visual C++ v56.exe and select properties and in the box that pops up, you must unblock the file: