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Shell32.dll download. The Shell32.dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32 Bit and 64 Bit). You can fix "The file Shell32.dll is missing." and "Shell32.dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.
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Windows Shell Common Dll
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  • 17.81 MB for 32 Bit (x86)
  • 20.21 MB for 64 Bit (x64)
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What is Shell32.dll? What Does It Do? link

The Shell32.dll file is 17.81 MB for 32 Bit and 20.21 MB for 64 Bit. The download links for this file are clean and no user has given any negative feedback. From the time it was offered for download, it has been downloaded 33326 times and it has received 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Operating Systems That Can Use the Shell32.dll File link

All Versions of the Shell32.dll File link

The last version of the Shell32.dll file is the 6.3.9600.17055 version for 32 Bit and the 6.3.9600.16474 version for 64 Bit. Before this version, there were 25 versions released. Downloadable Shell32.dll file versions have been listed below from newest to oldest.

  1. 6.3.9600.17055 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  2. 6.3.9600.16474 - 32 Bit (x86) (2014-03-31) Download directly this version
  3. 6.3.9600.16474 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  4. 6.3.9600.16474 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  5. 6.2.9200.16882 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  6. 6.2.9200.16680 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  7. 6.1.7601.18429 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  8. 6.1.7601.18222 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  9. 6.1.7601.17859 - 32 Bit (x86) (2013-09-30) Download directly this version
  10. 6.1.7601.17859 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  11. 6.1.7601.17859 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  12. 6.1.7601.17514 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  13. 6.0.6002.18646 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  14. 6.0.6001.18588 - 32 Bit (x86) (2014-02-28) Download directly this version
  15. 6.0.6001.18588 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  16. 6.0.6001.18588 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version
  17. 10.0.10586.494 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  18. 6.0.3790.4822 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  19. 6.0.2900.6242 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  20. 6.0.2900.6072 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  21. 6.0.2900.5512 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  22. 6.0.2900.2180 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  23. 4.72.3812.600 - 32 Bit (x86) (2002-03-31) Download directly this version
  24. 4.72.3812.600 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  25. 10.0.10586.11 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version
  26. 10.0.10586.11 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version

Steps to Download the Shell32.dll File link

  1. First, click the "Download" button with the green background (The button marked in the picture).
    Download the Shell32.dll file
    Step 1:Download the Shell32.dll file
  2. When you click the "Download" button, the "Downloading" window will open. Don't close this window until the download process begins. The download process will begin in a few seconds based on your Internet speed and computer.

Methods for Solving Shell32.dll link

ATTENTION! Before continuing on to install the Shell32.dll file, you need to download the file. If you have not downloaded it yet, download it before continuing on to the installation steps. If you are having a problem while downloading the file, you can browse the download guide a few lines above.

Method 1: Solving the DLL Error by Copying the Shell32.dll File to the Windows System Folder link

  1. The file you downloaded is a compressed file with the ".zip" extension. In order to install it, first, double-click the ".zip" file and open the file. You will see the file named "Shell32.dll" in the window that opens up. This is the file you need to install. Drag this file to the desktop with your mouse's left button.
    Extracting the Shell32.dll file
    Step 1:Extracting the Shell32.dll file
  2. Copy the "Shell32.dll" file file you extracted.
  3. Paste the dll file you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" folder.
    Pasting the Shell32.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
    Step 3:Pasting the Shell32.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
  4. If your operating system has a 64 Bit architecture, copy the "Shell32.dll" file and paste it also into the "C:\Windows\sysWOW64" folder.
    NOTE! On 64 Bit systems, the dll file must be in both the "sysWOW64" folder as well as the "System32" folder. In other words, you must copy the "Shell32.dll" file into both folders.
    Pasting the Shell32.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
    Step 4:Pasting the Shell32.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
  5. First, we must run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in "cmd", but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in "cmd" we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the "Command Prompt" option among the search results, push the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER
    3. " keys on your keyboard.
    4. A verification window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?" Approve this action by saying, "Yes".
    Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
    Step 5:Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
  6. Paste the command below into the Command Line that will open up and hit Enter. This command will delete the damaged registry of the Shell32.dll file (It will not delete the file we pasted into the System32 folder; it will delete the registry in Regedit. The file we pasted into the System32 folder will not be damaged).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Shell32.dll
    Deleting the damaged registry of the Shell32.dll
    Step 6:Deleting the damaged registry of the Shell32.dll
  7. If you have a 64 Bit operating system, after running the command above, you must run the command below. This command will clean the Shell32.dll file's damaged registry in 64 Bit as well (The cleaning process will be in the registries in the Registry Editor< only. In other words, the dll file you paste into the SysWoW64 folder will stay as it).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Shell32.dll
    Uninstalling the Shell32.dll file's broken registry from the Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
    Step 7:Uninstalling the Shell32.dll file's broken registry from the Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
  8. We need to make a new registry for the dll file in place of the one we deleted from the Windows Registry Editor. In order to do this process, copy the command below and after pasting it in the Command Line, press Enter.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Shell32.dll
    Creating a new registry for the Shell32.dll file in the Windows Registry Editor
    Step 8:Creating a new registry for the Shell32.dll file in the Windows Registry Editor
  9. If you are using a Windows with 64 Bit architecture, after running the previous command, you need to run the command below. By running this command, we will have created a clean registry for the Shell32.dll file (We deleted the damaged registry with the previous command).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Shell32.dll
    Creating a clean registry for the Shell32.dll file (for 64 Bit)
    Step 9:Creating a clean registry for the Shell32.dll file (for 64 Bit)
  10. If you did the processes in full, the installation should have finished successfully. If you received an error from the command line, you don't need to be anxious. Even if the Shell32.dll file was installed successfully, you can still receive error messages like these due to some incompatibilities. In order to test whether your dll problem was solved or not, try running the software giving the error message again. If the error is continuing, try the 2nd Method to solve this problem.

Method 2: Copying the Shell32.dll File to the Software File Folder link

  1. In order to install the dll file, you need to find the file folder for the software that was giving you errors such as "Shell32.dll is missing", "Shell32.dll not found" or similar error messages. In order to do that, Right-click the software's shortcut and click the Properties item in the right-click menu that appears.
    Opening the software shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the software shortcut properties window
  2. Click on the Open File Location button that is found in the Properties window that opens up and choose the folder where the application is installed.
    Opening the file folder of the software
    Step 2:Opening the file folder of the software
  3. Copy the Shell32.dll file into the folder we opened up.
    Copying the Shell32.dll file into the software's file folder
    Step 3:Copying the Shell32.dll file into the software's file folder
  4. That's all there is to the installation process. Run the software giving the dll error again. If the dll error is still continuing, completing the 3rd Method may help solve your problem.

Method 3: Doing a Clean Reinstall of the Software That Is Giving the Shell32.dll Error link

  1. Open the Run tool by pushing the "Windows" + "R" keys found on your keyboard. Type the command below into the "Open" field of the Run window that opens up and press Enter. This command will open the "Programs and Features" tool.
    appwiz.cpl
    Opening the Programs and Features tool with the appwiz.cpl command
    Step 1:Opening the Programs and Features tool with the appwiz.cpl command
  2. The Programs and Features window will open up. Find the software that is giving you the dll error in this window that lists all the softwares on your computer and "Right-Click > Uninstall" on this software.
    Uninstalling the software that is giving you the error message from your computer.
    Step 2:Uninstalling the software that is giving you the error message from your computer.
  3. Uninstall the software from your computer by following the steps that come up and restart your computer.
    Following the confirmation and steps of the software uninstall process
    Step 3:Following the confirmation and steps of the software uninstall process
  4. 4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the software that was giving you the error.
  5. This method may provide the solution to the dll error you're experiencing. If the dll error is continuing, the problem is most likely deriving from the Windows operating system. In order to fix dll errors deriving from the Windows operating system, complete the 4th Method and the 5th Method.

Method 4: Solving the Shell32.dll Problem by Using the Windows System File Checker (scf scannow) link

  1. First, we must run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in "cmd", but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in "cmd" we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the "Command Prompt" option among the search results, push the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER
    3. " keys on your keyboard.
    4. A verification window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?" Approve this action by saying, "Yes".
    Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
    Step 1:Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
  2. Paste the command in the line below into the Command Line that opens up and press Enter key.
    sfc /scannow
    solving Windows system errors using the sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:solving Windows system errors using the sfc /scannow command
  3. The scan and repair process can take some time depending on your hardware and amount of system errors. Wait for the process to complete. After the repair process finishes, try running the software that is giving you're the error.

Method 5: Fixing the Shell32.dll Errors by Manually Updating Windows link

Most of the time, softwares have been programmed to use the most recent dll files. If your operating system is not updated, these files cannot be provided and dll errors appear. So, we will try to solve the dll errors by updating the operating system.

Since the methods to update Windows versions are different from each other, we found it appropriate to prepare a separate article for each Windows version. You can get our update article that relates to your operating system version by using the links below.

Explanations on Updating Windows Manually link

  1. Explanation on Updating Windows 10 Manually
  2. Explanation on Updating Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 Manually
  3. Explanation on Updating Windows 7 and Windows Vista Manually
  4. Explanation on Updating Windows XP Manually

Common Shell32.dll Errors link

It's possible that during the softwares' installation or while using them, the Shell32.dll file was damaged or deleted. You can generally see error messages listed below or similar ones in situations like this.

These errors we see are not unsolvable. If you've also received an error message like this, first you must download the Shell32.dll file by clicking the "Download" button in this page's top section. After downloading the file, you should install the file and complete the solution methods explained a little bit above on this page and mount it in Windows. If you do not have a hardware problem, one of the methods explained in this article will solve your problem.

  1. "Shell32.dll not found." error
  2. "The file Shell32.dll is missing." error
  3. "Shell32.dll access violation." error
  4. "Cannot register Shell32.dll." error
  5. "Cannot find Shell32.dll." error
  6. "This application failed to start because Shell32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error

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