[Solved] shell32.dll missing or not found windows 7, 8, 10

shell32.dll missing

There is a Common type of error with shell32.dll

  • Shell32.dll not found.
  • Shell32.dll Access Violation.
  • Cannot register shell32.dll.
  • The file shell32.dll is missing.
  • Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\\shell32.dll.
  • Cannot start  A required component is missing: shell32.dll.
  • This application failed to start because shell32.dll was not found window .
  • There was a Problem starting shell32.dll

To solve this type of error follow given following step:-

re-register shell32.dll from the command prompt in (Windows 7, 8, and 10)

Step 1 - Click the window Start button.

Step 2 - Type "command" in the search box...  right clock on command prompt then click open as administrator

Step 5 - You will be an open box with a permission dialog box. Click Yes.

Step 6 - Type the given command:- 

Step 7 - Press ENTER.

Step 8 - run the following command:-

Step 9 - Press ENTER. This will RE-REGISTER your file.

Step 10 - Close the Command Line (CMD).

Step 11 - Re-start the system. Now error Solved

Note:-  If u have seen the same problem after restart then apply the second method given below.

Step 1 - download shell32.dll file Click here to download

Step 2 - Move the downloaded shell32.dll file into this directory  C:\Windows\System32

Step 3 - after moving the file with given location Restart your Windows system.


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great it's work for me Thanx again


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Hy all, This is Sandeep Gurjar am the founder of hostingride.in. I am a Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE) / AWS Solutions Architect-Associate and working as an system administrator since 2016.

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