Fix your shell16x.dll error

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shell16x.dll, File description: shell16x.dll

Errors related to shell16x.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, shell16x.dll has been deleted or misplaced, corrupted by malicious software present on your PC or a damaged Windows registry.

The most commonly occurring error messages are:

  • The program can't start because shell16x.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
  • There was a problem starting shell16x.dll. The specified module could not be found.
  • Error loading shell16x.dll. The specified module could not be found.
  • The code execution cannot proceed because shell16x.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
  • shell16x.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vender for support.

In the vast majority of cases, the solution is to properly reinstall shell16x.dll on your PC, to the Windows system folder. Alternatively, some programs, notably PC games, require that the DLL file is placed in the game/application installation folder.

For detailed installation instructions, see our FAQ.




File size





0.16 MB




MD5: bc93aebc13645080d78a9c7d657d3780
SHA-1: 2a15720d6661da66e017a38642138ec7097c46df
Zip file size: 73.8 kb

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