How to install a DLL file downloaded on – GetintoPC

How to install a DLL file downloaded from

Once the DLL file is downloaded to your computer, open the folder that the DLL file was downloaded to.
Then copy the DLL file to the system directory of your Windows operating system.
This directory varies depending on the version of your operating system Microsoft Windows.

  • Windows 95/98/Me: C:WindowsSystem
  • Windows NT/2000: C:WINNTSystem32
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10: C:WindowsSystem32

If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, you must also place the DLL file in the folder C:WindowsSysWOW64

How to replace a DLL file in use?

If you get an error when you try to replace or rename an existing DLL.
First, make a backup of the old DLL. For example, add .old to the end of the DLL name.
Then copy the new DLL file to the directory where the old DLL was.
If you can’t perform those operations with Windows Explorer, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Start menu and select “Run…”
  2. Type “cmd” and press “Enter”
  3. Type the following commands into the dark windows that opened and press “Enter” at the end of each line.
    (Replace the fields in <> with your own filenames and DLLs)

    ren c:.dll c:.old
    copy c:.dll c:.dll

  4. Restart your computer

I don’t see the DLL file I just downloaded?

Be sure to look for the DLL in the destination directory of your downloads.
If you are in the correct directory and still don’t see the downloaded DLL file on, you need to enable an option to show hidden files.

  1. Open “My Computer”
  2. Under “My Computer”, click the “Tools” menu at the top, then select “Folder Options”
  3. In the “Folder Options” window, select the “View” tab
  4. There are many options available in the “View” tab. Check the “Show all files” option under “Hidden files”.
  5. Click on “Apply” and validate by clicking on “OK”.

The downloaded DLL should now be visible in your download directory and ready to be installed in the appropriate directory.

Why are my dll files suddenly disappearing?

Most of the DLL files are used by various programs and applications.
When you uninstall an application, the installer will remove all files that were installed during installation, including any DLLs used by the application, even if they are used by other applications.

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I’m looking for a DLL file that I can’t find anywhere, what to do?

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