Guide To Fix DLL Error “.dll file is missing” in Windows

DLL stands for “Digital Link Library” . It is a shared file and many program are dependent on it to perform some actions. Sometimes, the user of windows faces such problem when the Operating system or Software are unable to find the DLL file or the DLL file might be corrupted, then the user faces the error “.dll file is missing”.

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Methods To Fix DLL Error in windows

Follow the below steps carefully:

Guide To Fix DLL Error in Windows

Step 1: You need to run the built-in “system file checker” in order to fix the error “.dll file is missing”. The Built-in file checker will recover the missing files or will fix the corrupted files for you.

Step 2: Click on the windows icon and and type the “cmd” in the start menu and then right click on “command prompt” and choose the option “run as administrator” to run the program.

Step 3: In command prompt, type the following command and press enter:

sfc  /scannow

Step 4: Wait for the process to complete and then restart your computer.

Step 5: Check the issue is resolved or not, if not, then proceed to next steps. Open the command prompt again as “administrator” and type the following command and press enter:

Dism  /Online  /Cleanup-image  /Restore Health

Step 6: Wait for the process to complete and then restart your computer.

Step 7: Also, the re-install the program which is giving you this particular error. Go to control panel->uninstall a program and then locate the program which you want to uninstall it and then click on uninstall it. If the program gives you two options “uninstall” or “repair”, then choose the “repair” option and proceed. If you “uninstall” the program, then again “install” the program as the installer will place all the required files including “DLL” files.

Step 8: If you are running an older version of windows and the software might require a specific version of DLL, then you need to copy the “DLL file from another system” and replace it in the proper directory or you can download the specific version of “DLL” for your software from a site.

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