How to Restore Missing DLL Files Free

By Tim Mammadov

DLL files are the dynamic link library (or object) files in your operating system that are interactively used by multiple applications to perform the same functions. The overall size of the program using the DLL is therefore reduced, as it does not have to carry data that can be borrowed. However, if a DLL file is missing, then the application(s) using it will not be able to run. This is when you get the "Couldn't Find 'DLL file name'" error message. This problem can be fixed by downloading and installing the missing file from the web at no charge.

Things You'll Need

  • WinRar archiver
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Go to the website in the Resource section to download the DLL file missing from your hard drive.

Step 2

Click on the letter that the DLL file name begins with in Section 1.

Step 3

Scroll through the list of DLL file names on the next page to find the link to the file you are looking for and click on it.

Step 4

Click on the "Click here to go to download 'DLL file name'" link on the next page, which will open a new window with the download, and then on the "Download 'DLL file name'" link. Click on "Save File" in the pop-up confirmation to accept the download.

Step 5

Double-click the saved file after the download is finished to launch the WinRar archiver, which will automatically decompress the file into the missing DLL you are looking for. Right-click on the file and select "Copy"; go Start --> C: --> Windows --> System32 to access the system directory, right-click anywhere in the blank space, click on "Paste" and then click on "Yes" to add the new DLL file.

Step 6

Restart your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you still get the missing DLL file message after the restart go Start --> Run --> type "cmd" and click on "OK." Type "regsvr32 DLL file name.dll" in the command line dialogue window and press "Enter" to register the file.