Fix missing .dll file message.
Have you ever gotten a message on your computer saying that you are missing a dll file? I have gotten many of these messages and though a lot of people don't know it, it's one of the easiest problems to fix.
dll files are basically how a program talks to the computer to tell it that it needs something. It may be something like it needs to print something. Without these dll files your program may be completely worthless.
I did't do anything. How did my file go missing? This is a good question and there a lot of ways a dll file can go missing. You may have a virus on your computer that deleted it. It may have gotten corrupted some how and is unusable.
The good and bad thing about dll files is they can be used by more than one program. It's bad because it may mess more than one of your programs up if it goes missing but its good because they are more widely available.
Now, how do I get my dll file back. here is where it gets so easy. There are so many sites on the internet that offer dll files for download. My favorite happens to be dll-files.com but a quick Google search will reveal many more. All you have to do is go to this site and copy or type your missing dll file into the search bar. When the results return just go through the few steps to download it.
After you've downloaded it you may need to extract it. If so you will need a program like winzip or winrar. Just right click on the file and select extract here.
When you have just the dll file the only thing left to do is place it in the location that the message says its missing from.
All done now you can enjoy your programs working the way you want them to.
on May 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet