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First, decide what Windows – 32 or 64 bits do you have. It is more likely to install version for special your bits. Second, choose latest version (they are on top). Install it, unpacking .zip file to program folder which requests DLL or C:/Windows/System32. If this doesn’t help, try another version or read our article about DLL installation.
If you are here, you have probably got an error when running the program, like “The file *.DLL is missing”. Those error messages can be different and they usually contain some mysterious letters and the .DLL-extension. What does all this mean and what should we do in this case?
Let’s begin with a few words of theory. Dynamic link library (DLL) – is a repository of small parts of the program that are fairly universal and designed for use by other developers in their own programs. While the program is loading, it accesses .Dll-file for some functions that makes developers’ life easier and reduces file sizes.
Many libraries are standard for Windows or installs with large software packages (like Microsoft Office). Therefore, developers do not always “put” .dll-files to the distributions of their programs because they hope that it is already installed on the computer.
However, the dll-library doesn’t always appear on the computer. In this case, the program simply refuses to start, giving an error message.
What to do in this case? At first, you need to write/remember the name of dll-file you need. Find the first letter of your file in the menu of our website or use the search.
Once you open the page, download the .zip-file. Unzip it to a folder of the program, that requirs dll. If it does not work, try to add this file to Windows\system32.