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| What is a .dll file?
|A .dll file also known as a dynamic link
library file will load certain processes into your
system's RAM. Programs will group together similar process in one .dll file.
When a program needs to execute a
particular process, it can dynamically link the process
from the .dll into the system's RAM. This saves both pc computing power and RAM.
Why do .dll files cause errors?
|Many times, two or more programs
can share the same .dll file. Each of these programs use
the .dll file to execute similar processes. An example of
this would be a printer driver - any program that uses
that printer will need to call it's .dll driver in order
to communicate. Sometimes when users install and
uninstall programs in Windows, a .dll file can be
accidentally erased. Other times, a file can be damaged
by faulty program updates or re-installs. There are a
number of ways that a dll file can lead to a Windows
How do I install the .dll file after I have downloaded it?
Where can I find
more help on .dll files?
|Once you have downloaded the .dll file
you are looking for you still need to make sure Windows
or the program causing the error can find it. Follow
* Please make sure to take all precautions before installing a .dll file. This includes scanning the file for viruses/malware and backing up you system and files.
We are not responsible for errors. Please read our disclaimer before downloading or installing any file.
1. If you are encountering an error with Windows...
The .dll file you downloaded needs to be placed into the
Windows System directory. On most machines this is one
of the following locations:
C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me),
C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or
C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7).
If you are encountering an error with a particular
In most cases the .dll file needs to be added to the program's
directory. This directory is where the program is
installed (i.e. c:\program files\programxyz).
If the above step solves the problem, you do not need to
complete step 2.
2. You may to register this file with Windows. Click on
the Start Menu and then on 'Run'.
The Run Dialog Box will popup.
If you are replacing a
Windows system file, type the following command in the
box, changing the word file.dll with the name of the .dll file
you are trying to install:
regsvr32 \windows\system\file.dll (Windows 95/98/ME),
regsvr32 \WINNT\system32\file.dll (Windows NT/2000), or
regsvr32 \windows\system32\file.dll (Windows XP, Vista,
Then Click "Ok"
If the file is registered correctly, you will receive a
positive confirmation message.
If you are replacing a file for another program, change
the directory where the program is located.
- example, 'regsvr32
|We have a forum setup
where you can find more help on .dll problems and request files that are
not available on our site.
Specializing in .dll,
.ocx, and .inf File Support.