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Can’t find dll files on your computer?

After fixing dll is missing errors on my computer with the help of I started helping my friend, but, however, I was unable to find where are dll files located on his computer, because he was running old Windows Me. I thought the location of dll files are the same on every operating system, but I was wrong. So I went further and started to investigate where the dll files located on each Microsoft Windows operating system and below you will see the list of paths where you can find dll files on different operating systems.


So, let’s see where are those dll files located:

On Windows 95 / 98 / ME – dll files are located in C:\Windows\System\ directory.

On Windows NT / 2000 – dll files are stored in C:\WINNT\System32\ folder.

On Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 – dll files located in C:\Windows\System32\ directory.

On x64 bits versions of Windows dll files are located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ directory.

On Windows startup all of the dll files are being preloaded into protected are of RAM memory, so, if any program requires a dll library it can immediately access and use it. If a dll file is missing in default dll directory, Windows will try to locate a dll file in the directory of the program that requires this library. If the dll file not found, Windows will try to locate it in C:\Windows directory and if it’s not there, then you will get an error saying that dll file is missing. However, you already know, if you are missing some dll library you can easily download and install it from If you have placed the downloaded dll file into the right place, but still getting dll is missing error, then you need to register that dll library. How to register dll file you can find here:

If you want to remove some dll file you will need to unregister it before removing. More information about unregistering and removing dll files you can find here:

However, if you have downloaded a dll file from our website and you followed the installation instructions you should be able to fix dll is missing errors.

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