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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for shell32.dll file, or a way to fix the “shell32.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the shell32.dll file as well.

What is Shell32.dll?

Shell32.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 Shell32.dll used for?

Shell32.dll file, also known as Windows Shell Common Dll, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the shell32.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Shell32.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause shell32.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the shell32.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common shell32.dll errors include:

  • “shell32.dll is missing”
  • “shell32.dll error loading”
  • “shell32.dll crash”
  • “shell32.dll was not found”
  • “shell32.dll could not be located”
  • “shell32.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point shell32.dll error”
  • “Cannot find shell32.dll”
  • “Cannot register shell32.dll”
shell32.dll - System Error The program can`t start because shell32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Shell32.dll missing error?

If the “shell32.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 shell32.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 Shell32.dll

Search through available versions of shell32.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

Shell32.dll, 25 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.17055 17.8 MB
MD5 e7cce55b7b97fc832f50104f1b889de8
SHA1 ef4413b7bd9a8c0663037bf59569dfd7fd9fee57
64bit 6.3.9600.16474 20.2 MB
MD5 5f9799975eab95431bf78428b26b4ff6
SHA1 b7059b36c31148a96f34633cde2d94653835ec16
32bit 6.3.9600.16474 17.8 MB
MD5 e0c156e4380ce5c64cfbf2650895038d
SHA1 41d3e135205c615d8e2cd71a923248e0c931ef43
32bit 6.2.9200.16882 16.7 MB
MD5 5c1611e2b668727ff22150d108fcb06f
SHA1 79d7770373cf522230a3eb566db2159b1442c492
32bit 6.2.9200.16680 16.7 MB
MD5 594c715f554206032fe8c8ac9ff8f440
SHA1 19faeb71c7ad798f4b578479a9d8aa4b1e19a31b
32bit 6.1.7601.18429 12.3 MB
MD5 e9d88493fbdb36d4b65c6f2f7f122c95
SHA1 3b1ba0fcbbb9f551100f350f7d9f1b578c2f76c6
32bit 6.1.7601.18222 12.3 MB
MD5 e02781d4871844dcd30df1d69a650f78
SHA1 c82c5fcafd4d25693898aedabd8ebd2b0a30ed13
32bit 6.1.7601.17859 12.3 MB
MD5 29e9794708df51db5dc89fb2e903a0f6
SHA1 8173f42b4b91225b44cdaa1ddedea11955cc94a5
64bit 6.1.7601.17859 13.5 MB
MD5 c6689007b3a749c49a5438dcf36e0ce4
SHA1 bfb396ee24bb44f34a91fe0c854f6e1bad3db20e
32bit 6.0.6002.18646 11.0 MB
MD5 aaf101900a23d75ae1ae00840fa6f3b8
SHA1 1cd6cf2d5274124fb3e170b6ad7d4fb93d1627d2
32bit 6.0.6001.18588 11.0 MB
MD5 048b65ec931a39a5f42016be04775274
SHA1 b216fca285e718337f4199bba2ff521168187163
64bit 6.0.6001.18588 12.3 MB
MD5 8d5f673564f28a84e4c1774733fd85b0
SHA1 f7f6236456c49b1976854823fcd24b3b2ae0597d
32bit 6.0.2900.6242 29.8 MB
MD5 7e594624ba56574cab08b91634f32b99
SHA1 675b9d8dc46b78455e97771d00bca72ebf630e5d
32bit 6.0.2900.6072 29.7 MB
MD5 98f2e089891cae87147f74948f694565
SHA1 4fee298a34d3719ce22df68b9b21fee99d9f08f9
32bit 6.0.2900.5512 8.1 MB
MD5 3b4f845d1a85014a98d6c86987526a8c
SHA1 ee5b99f81926cd995c7d6ca7edfbfdcd763976c3
32bit 6.0.2900.2180 8.0 MB
MD5 c1c1d5e36f383433f706d2168bcb4fdf
SHA1 cdaf92431f04f9ab79ec9c46a663566f19e04568
32bit 4.72.3812.600 1.3 MB
MD5 15b7e5b24a6d49cf63ac39248f74e5ae
SHA1 b4268b02aab65518ce616d30766107632fb0f6fe
64bit 10.0.19041.572 7.3 MB
MD5 d4592f28928b55c207539837485619f2
SHA1 09c50c5067e9830233a9655fcf4e9205081a5e8f
64bit 10.0.14393.0 21.2 MB
MD5 7b09e93615fec7ee8d3d12a133a3ffda
SHA1 121b83858da1101ee17149debc913be40e93e189
32bit 10.0.14393.0 20.0 MB
MD5 8f8d7c273b8eadb4aeab29726ff21a5f
SHA1 93e0d2233754d79e69fa4216e24eeba1215d1ab2
32bit 10.0.10586.494 20.1 MB
MD5 3eeac377d273abb2b6fb02dbfe8e307e
SHA1 1f4b53e027bfa7328885b45fb65fa69debf8f3a3
64bit 10.0.10586.494 21.5 MB
MD5 6adfa862eda342f416c05c9e88a69899
SHA1 36a4d21b2cc73d54c875a479ed9966c1e54ec98f
64bit 10.0.10586.11 21.5 MB
MD5 44699ed0b4d39d109d1baeef0db66a9e
SHA1 bb42e36e167e64d2d0caf7f2c02ab4b5c50aa38e
32bit 10.0.10586.11 20.1 MB
MD5 f2d9ab28744983980e6bce08da077528
SHA1 372643f85407f88866137932a7a26902e68d4696
32bit 10.0.10240.16384 19.9 MB
MD5 8cdc8a8175e825eff7d0b5dfbcb8bdea
SHA1 1aebba394fc7df19f3c1cab6e469b08ed6e08aa1

How to choose the correct version of Shell32.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 Shell32.dll file?

To repair the “shell32.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the shell32.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Shell32.dll?

If putting the missing shell32.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 shell32.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Shell32.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair shell32.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of shell32.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the shell32.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your shell32.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 shell32.dll error

Sometimes shell32.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 Shell32.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 Shell32.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix shell32.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the shell32.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 shell32.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 shell32.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 shell32.dll error should be resolved.

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