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Why do I get a "could not find version 7.14 of the MCR..." error when running my compiled compiled .exe?

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Wrote a simple .m file to try MATLAB compiler (come with MATLAB R2010b).
After build and package, all are put into one single folder (on my computer), which contains sub-folder v714. Yet when double clicked the .exe file, got the error "could not find version 7.14 of the MCR...".

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Todd Flanagan
Todd Flanagan on 9 Feb 2011
There are really 2 things that need to happen to run an application created by the MATLAB compiler.
  1. The files for the MCR need to be in place
  2. The system path variable needs to point to those files.
The mcrinstaller command can be used from the MATLAB command line to find the mcrinstaller.exe binary. For example:
>> mcrinstaller
The WIN64 MCR Installer, version 7.14, is:
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010b\toolbox\compiler\deploy\win64\MCRInstaller.exe
MCR installers for other platforms are located in:
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010b\toolbox\compiler\deploy\<ARCH>
<ARCH> is the value of COMPUTER('arch') on the target machine.
It is also possible to test your application against your MATLAB install if the MATLAB Compiler is also installed. You can do this from the MATLAB command line like:
Or from a CMD shell as long as the PATH contains the runtime directory from your MATLAB install like:
C:\work\myexe>set PATH=C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010b\runtime\win64
Todd Flanagan
Todd Flanagan on 9 Feb 2011
You need to delete mclmcrrt7_14.dll from that folder. That will definitely cause you problems. That library loads a number of others from a relative path. Those libraries won't be resolved if you move it out of runtime/win32 or runtime/win64

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More Answers (3)

Apurv Naman
Apurv Naman on 6 Mar 2017
Even i had the same problem but when i type mcrinstaller in command window it shows undefined function.

Md Saiful Islam
Md Saiful Islam on 7 Mar 2022
Did anyone solve the problem? I am facing the same issue with 2021b

Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 27 Jul 2023


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