How to install .DLL files.

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Installing .DLL files for applications.

Software will often load .DLL files from the application folder first. If it does not find the .DLL file here, it will automatically check the Windows system folders.

  1. Place the .DLL file in the same folder where the application .exe file is located.
  2. DLL installation has been completed!

Not sure which application is having problems?
Try installing the .DLL file directly to Windows. (see below)

Installing .DLL files directly to Windows.

  1. Copy the .DLL file to your C:\Windows\System32\ folder. (32 bit)
  2. Copy the .DLL file to your C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ folder. (64 bit)
  3. DLL installation has been completed!

Now that you learned how to install .DLL files we recommend viewing our Frequently Asked .DLL Questions to help clarify any concerns you may have.

  • Did you know? You may already have the .dll file even though you are getting .dll errors. That's because the .dll file may have been moved or renamed by another application. Check to see if you already have the file on your computer. For more information see how to search your PC for .dll files.