I am trying to create a PostGIS extension in pgAdmin4.

When typing CREATE EXTENSION postgis;, or through "db_name > Create > Extension > General > Name = postgis", I get this error:

ERROR: could not load library "C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/12/lib/postgis-2.5.dll": The specified procedure could not be found.

What I have done so far:

1) I've checked this question that addressed the same issue, and moved the two .dlls ("libeay32.dll" and "ssleay32.dll"), as suggested, but the error remains.

2) I have verified that "libxml2-2.dll" is in the bin folder.

3) I've restarted pgAdmin4 but didn't help as well.

Does anyone have any suggestion?

Version: PostgreSQL 12.1, compiled by Visual C++ build 1914, 64-bit / PostGIS 2.5.3

1 Answer 1


Try to reinstall PostGIS by the following executable on this page : http://download.osgeo.org/postgis/windows/pg12/

The download will allow you to get the necessary dll files. When PgAdmin4 was released, when you installed PostGIS with StackBuilder, some files were missing. They updated the executable a few days later and the problem was solved.

  • This worked perfectly, thanks!!
    – mtao
    Jan 13, 2020 at 13:08
  • You're welcome ! Jan 13, 2020 at 13:20

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