I am working on another project and haven’t touched Oracle SQL Developer for some months. Today when I double clicked sqldeveloper.exe and tried to open it, it showed the following error:
The program can’t start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
After looking into this issue, it is easy to fix it.
Go to Registry Key (regedit)
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\ sqldeveloper.exe
If you don’t see sqldeveloper.exe, create a new key.
Create a new string and then point to the file location - C:\RayLin\sqldeveloper-3.2.20.09.87\sqldeveloper\jdk\jre\bin
Double click sqldeveloper.exe again and you are all set.