Have you ever faced a Windows problem where you need to register a DLL file on your computer? A DLL file, also known as a dynamic link library, are files that contain functions that are used by multiple applications.
For example, there are hundreds of DLL files in Microsoft Office that can be used by various Office programs to perform certain functions such as spell checking, etc. Several programs can load the same DLL at the same time.
Register 32 or 64-bit DLL files in Windows
If you need to register the DLL due to some damage or installation failure, you can do it manually by following the method described below.
Step 1. First click “Start”, then “Run”.
Step 2: Now all you have to do to register the DLL file is to enter the regsvr32 command followed by the path to the DLL file.
– / ] regsvr32 “C: Windows System32 myfile.dll”
Step 3. Now click OK and you should receive a confirmation message about successful DLL registration.
This is it! Your DLL has now been successfully added to the registry and can be used by Windows programs. Please note that if you receive an error, you may be using the 64-bit version of the command, not the 32-bit version. If you have a 64-bit version of Windows and a 32-bit DLL installed, you should run the command using the 32-bit version of regsvr32:
% systemroot% SysWoW64 regsvr32
Also, if you are using a 32-bit DLL, be sure to first move the file from the% systemroot% System32 folder to the% systemroot% SysWoW64 folder before running the command. Otherwise, you may see messages such as:
The module could not be loaded. The specified module could not be found.
If you are unable to register the DLL file and end up receiving an error message stating that the attempt to register the DLL file failed, you can disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows
Disabling UAC is known to resolve the issue of failed DLL registration attempts. Other problems might be that you need to right-click in the command prompt and select “Run as administrator”. Sometimes, if the command line does not have administrator rights, the DLL register command fails.
Finally, if the regsvr32 command is missing or corrupted, you can run the System File Checker tool to fix any problems with the original Windows system files. If you still have problems, please leave a comment! Enjoy!