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shell32.dll free download



File specifications-

File description

Windows Shell Common Dll

  • Version: 6.1.7601.18222 32bit
  • Filesize: 5.32 Mb
  • File language: English - United States
Rating: 4.33 874 votes

Alternative versions (16)=

File versionFile languageFilesize 
6.0.6001.18588 32bit English - United States 4.88 Mb
4.72.3812.600 32bit Swedish 1.33 Mb
6.1.7601.17859 32bit English - United States 5.32 Mb
6.0.2900.5512 32bit Swedish 3.07 Mb
6.2.9200.16680 32bit English - United States 7.17 Mb
6.2.9200.16882 32bit English - United States 7.18 Mb
6.3.9600.16474 64bit English - United States 8.51 Mb
6.0.2900.6242 32bit Italian - Italy 12.43 Mb
6.0.6001.18588 64bit English - United States 5.28 Mb
6.0.2900.6072 32bit English - United States 12.42 Mb
6.0.6002.18646 32bit English - United States 4.88 Mb
6.0.2900.2180 32bit Swedish 3.07 Mb
6.1.7601.17859 64bit English - United States 5.72 Mb
6.1.7601.18222 32bit English - United States 5.32 Mb
6.3.9600.16474 32bit English - United States 7.78 Mb
6.3.9600.17055 32bit English - United States 7.8 Mb

How to install shell32.dll=

Using the shell32.dll Fixer

  1. Download the shell32.dll Fixer
  2. Run the dffsetup-shell32.exe file that was downloaded.
  3. Wait for the installation to finish.
  4. After the installation has finished the Fixer will automatically launch (this may take a few minutes if you have an older computer). If you have any security software running on your computer (Comodo, ESET, Norton etc.), you may get warnings saying that DLL-files Fixer is trying to connect to internet and/or make changes to your computer. This is because the Fixer needs to contact our server to download the correct shell32.dll file, install it in the Windows system folder and then make changes to the Windows Registry. You should allow the Fixer to make these changes, otherwise your problem may not be solved.
  5. When the Fixer has installed shell32.dll on your computer, hopefully, your errors relating to shell32.dll will be gone! You will be given the option to scan your computer for more errros. We encourage you to do so. The trial version of the Fixer will fix up to 15 additional errors it encounters. You can later upgrade to the full version for only $29.95 to get unlimited error fixing and DLL-file downloads.

Using the zip file (for advanced users)


Extract shell32.dll from We recommend that you extract shell32.dll to the installation directory of the program that is requesting shell32.dll.

If that doesn't work, you will have to extract shell32.dll to your system directory. By default, this is:

  • C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me)
  • C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000)
  • C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, 7)

If you use a 64-bit version of Windows, you should also place shell32.dll in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

Make sure overwrite any existing files (but make a backup copy of the original file).

Reboot your computer.

If the problem still occurs, try the following:

  1. Open Windows Start menu and select "Run...".
  2. Type CMD and press Enter (or if you use Windows ME, type COMMAND)).
  3. Type regsvr32 shell32.dll and press Enter. Wiki content=

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The shell32.dll is a necessary part of "Microsoft Windows" operating system, it helps maintain a stability in the operating system. It is also necessary in order to open web pages and files in the operating system. Shell32.dll also enables a number of operations that are a vital part of "Microsoft Windows."

The most common occurring error messages caused by problems with shell32.dll:

• "Shell32.dll Not Found."

• "This application failed to start because shell32.dll was not found.Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

• "Cannot find [PATH]\shell32.dll."

• "The file shell32.dll is missing."

• "Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: shell32.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again."

Errors related to the shell32.dll file are commonly occurring when a program is running, starting-up or even when "Microsoft Windows" is starting-up or shutting-down. If you are having trouble with shell32.dll your pc will become slower, and unreliable. Programs may shut-down unexpected and cause data-loss.

Errors caused by problems with shell32.dll are commonly occurring in all of the "Microsoft Windows" operating systems. The universal solution to your problems is to download and re-install a new copy of the shell32.dll file.

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