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I want to open dll file which i downloaded from internet ?

I downloaded a theme which is dll but when i open it it shows download approapraite program from internet to open it

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  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Dear Imo,

    Char1ieJ is correct. A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is not something that you can execute or open in and of itself. It is meant to be referenced by an executable program. Whether this program should have accompanied your .dll file or was pre-existing is not something we can determine from the information you provided.

    As it stands, your best bet for advice remains unchanged. Make sure you downloaded to the correct location. Meaning double check the instructions that should have been made available from the download source. Then recheck your Themes selection.

    I would like for you to reconsider the 'Inappropriate' rating you gave Char1ieJ.

    This rating is worst type of insult. It can reduce rank and have a profoundly negative effect on an experts overall ratings. It should only be used in the rare case that the advice you received was totally irrelevant to the problem or outrightly profane in which case should be reported as abuse. Neither one of these was the case here. Your rating of Inappropriate was inappropriate.

    For the most part, Experts here volunteer their services. Their only compensation may be the satisfaction of helping others and pride in the ratings they receive.

    If you check his profile, you will find only one IA rating, yours. You blasted a lot of hard work and the reputation of someone that was trying to help you. I would think this is something you would want to rectify.

    Also keep in mind that Experts here pick you, not the other way around. An Asker who doles out IA's for helpful advice without any interaction, even as a mistake (which I think it must be) is unlikely to be helped by a second Expert.

    He pointed you in the right direction. He was being helpful with his advice. If you have additional questions or need clarification, we are happy to respond. Most problems cannot be solved without several question and answer volleys.

    If you provide a description with a higher level of detail, we can provide a better solution for you. If you comment back with questions, we can walk you right up to the Solutions door and knock for you.

    It depends on your level of commitment. Now it also depends on you either getting that IA removed or improved. Until then, you have the only solution you are likely to get. It's a Karma thing.

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  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Thank You Imo,

    It may seem like a little thing to most folks. But it means a lot to us.
    The rating system here isn't the most intuitive. We take it for granted and sometimes forget it can be confusing for the people on the other side of our screens. Mistakes can be made too.

    Whatever happened, I try to think the best of people, give them the benefit of the doubt. Hence, my earlier post. Your response reinforces that belief.

    Your gesture was truly appreciated.

    Thank you again
    Mike


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Themes are not just DLL files. It sounds like you may have received only part of the download. Try downloading the program again.
I hope this helps!
CharlieJ

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Charlie Jarman
    Charlie Jarman Nov 17, 2008

    Not sure why you picked this as the best solution, but then rated it Inappropriate. ???

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