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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for shfolder.dll file, or a way to fix the “shfolder.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the shfolder.dll file as well.

What is Shfolder.dll?

Shfolder.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Shfolder.dll used for?

Shfolder.dll file, also known as Shell Folder Service, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the shfolder.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Shfolder.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause shfolder.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the shfolder.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common shfolder.dll errors include:

  • “shfolder.dll is missing”
  • “shfolder.dll error loading”
  • “shfolder.dll crash”
  • “shfolder.dll was not found”
  • “shfolder.dll could not be located”
  • “shfolder.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point shfolder.dll error”
  • “Cannot find shfolder.dll”
  • “Cannot register shfolder.dll”
shfolder.dll - System Error The program can`t start because shfolder.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Shfolder.dll missing error?

If the “shfolder.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the shfolder.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Shfolder.dll

Search through available versions of shfolder.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Shfolder.dll, 12 available versions

Bits & Version File size Language Description Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.16384 7.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 ac25073cebd9d5ce2f61d6af93bc9585
SHA1 3330c7682d8877196ead36513e4bdde50c8dc601
32bit 6.2.9200.16384 7.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 42ff7dc63c1cb122ce2c8061b5fe4390
SHA1 498517930c4e962b8afb80e8aaafe567441fd5e5
32bit 6.1.7600.16385 7.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 539c49cebb3c50957ac8a09d95ecd880
SHA1 e121a89e5cd409c3886ef47af6b3b17ef79af618
64bit 6.0.6001.18000 10.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 7e451c585ad79b895d03a3301ec5a675
SHA1 db8f51ac603f78216c45afbb4f0e19566e8046b0
32bit 6.0.6000.16386 7.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 3606ce1ac3d6a9a9cb7db35d7f5c54ec
SHA1 01ebbb0818285c3d28adb644ea000f0e683f8dc9
32bit 6.0.2900.5512 24.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 c7159be2fc282fb22ed57fd52c6514ab
SHA1 3294ec477b55ca6610e34c919bb92a50de522d83
32bit 6.0.2900.2180 24.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 5b32f4ccd8200b3efbe10b81fc4d0b4d
SHA1 92a482dfdbc2d464d95c67b359e3e73a965ecf04
32bit 6.0.2800.1106 22.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 1b0da43f637571df53beda25caffa615
SHA1 944540883b1e39034908a033a01e6561c6f2a3d6
32bit 10.0.14393.0 9.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 83d8a4e04f99c5fd749d34cc4b970a0e
SHA1 b1db1b8e2a3d7de3d3669fb20f232f083c2656c9
64bit 10.0.14393.0 10.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 3bcea28d0fbbde4d112cdd297972ef75
SHA1 0b069de7c3b33dbca747c5e3906adc0b80074aad
64bit 10.0.10586.0 10.5 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 93cf1bc1c75e328108509a617d469495
SHA1 7053e3b5310e5d5563b848290296fa424b587906
32bit 10.0.10586.0 9.0 KB U.S. English Shell Folder Service
MD5 9dda53c3cc1ce833d2d1ba1adae5bc2d
SHA1 12551993d27fbdc5289344e94f58df735903bd0e

How to choose the correct version of Shfolder.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Shfolder.dll file?

To repair the “shfolder.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the shfolder.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Shfolder.dll?

If putting the missing shfolder.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 shfolder.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Shfolder.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair shfolder.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of shfolder.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the shfolder.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
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  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your shfolder.dll errors and other issues.

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Method 3: Update drivers to restore missing .dll files

Driver updates for the Windows operating system, as well as for network adapters, monitors, printers, etc., can be independently downloaded and installed from the Windows Update Center or by using specialized utilities.

OPTION 1 - Automatic Device Drivers Update

Outbyte Driver Updater automatically updates drivers on Windows. Routine driver updates are now a thing of the past!
  • Step 1: Download the Outbyte Driver Updater
  • Step 2: Install the application
  • Step 3: Launch the app
  • Step 4: Driver Updater will scan your system for outdated and missing drivers
  • Step 5: Click Update to automatically update all drivers

OPTION 2 - Manually Update Device Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Taskbar' search box - write Device Manager - choose Device Manager
  • Step 2: Select a category to look at the devices' names - make right-click the one that needs to be updated
  • Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Step 4: Look at Update Driver, and select it
  • Step 5: Windows might not be able to find the new driver. In this case, the user can see the driver on the manufacturer's website, where all the necessary instructions are available

Method 4: Scan your PC for malware to fix shfolder.dll error

Sometimes shfolder.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Outbyte Antivirus

Outbyte products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Outbyte program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

Method 5: Fix Shfolder.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 6: Fix corrupted Shfolder.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix shfolder.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the shfolder.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of shfolder.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the shfolder.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and shfolder.dll error should be resolved.

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