How to Install DLL Files – [Easy way ]

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Dynamic Link Library – DLL for short – refers to a file type that is important for practically every program.

If the DLL file is missing, the software usually no longer works or does not work properly. I will show you “How to install DLL files?”

Small cause, big effect. This statement best describes what a missing DLL file can do. The files, which are usually a few kilobytes in size, are central to many programs.

If they are defective or missing, good advice is usually expensive. Installing missing DLL files is easy.

How to install DLL files?

  • DeLL is an operating system program. You can’t install it at all. All you have to do is replace the file when something is missing.
  • So when your operating system shows this file missing, you need to download it, extract it from the RAR or Zip file and replace it with the original file where it was previously set up.

How to find missing DLL files

Once you’ve determined that you’re missing a DLL file or that it’s corrupt, you need to find a working original. Windows usually tell you the name of the DLL file, so finding it is not a problem.

Just type the name of the DLL file into Google search. With a bit of luck, the provider of the DLL file will host it themselves and you can download the DLL file directly from there.

Alternatively, you can find various portals on the web that host DLL files. For example the site.

However, make sure that you do not download their paid software. Instead, click the gray download button that says “manual install.”

Where does the DLL file go?

After you have brought the appropriate DLL file to your hard drive, you can use it to replace the defective DLL file.

If the file was completely missing, you can find out from the error message the path where you have to put the new DLL file.

The DLL file should be registered?

Sometimes it can happen that replacing or reinserting the DLL file does not lead to success. This is usually because the DLL file still needs to be registered. This is a slightly more complex process.

If you are not technically savvy, we recommend using DLL registration software. For example, you can use the DLL Register tool, which is available for free. It supports you in inserting as well as registering DLL files.

Register DLL files manually

Unfortunately, DLL Register is not officially compatible with Windows 7. Here you have to register the DLL files manually. To do this, proceed as follows:

  • Click Home.
  • Click in the command line and enter the following command: regsvr32 [file path to file name] – Example: “regsvr32 C:\Programs\Games\games.dll”.
  • Now press the Enter key.

A new window is opening up. This shows you whether the registration of your DLL file was successful.

Run the manual registration process after restarting your PC. In the case of system DLLs in particular, this increases the chances that these are not yet locked and therefore cannot be edited.

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