Thanks for sharing your solution, glad to hear you found your way out of "DLL hell" by copying files.
A note to anyone tempted to search the web for DLLs... these sites, which are offering illegal copies of DLLs and other things... surely don't exist because someone was feeling really helpful. Surely the DLLs aren't the genuine thing, but instead are packed with malware?
yes 100% agreed, if adobe could please host the files or post a link to them ,which were not packed properly into the install ,some people seemed to get them while others like myself did not have these files installed (3 weeks of headaches) or if someone who knows more about what these files are and could please post a link to them.
Adobe can't legally host these files either. Only Microsoft. Though Adobe MIGHT be allowed to include them in their installers. Microsoft's redistribution rules are complex and I haven't looked into these specific ones. I think this is the Microsoft installer Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from Official Microsoft Download Center - after this I think the files should be in the system. If they are in the system them probably shouldn't need to also be in the Photoshop folders though it's hard to tell with DLLs.