Download Shlwapi(3).dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

Shlwapi(3).dll download. The Shlwapi(3).dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP. You can fix "The file Shlwapi(3).dll is missing." and "Shlwapi(3).dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.

About Shlwapi(3).dll link

The Shlwapi(3).dll library is 0.2 MB. The download links for this library are clean and no user has given any negative feedback. From the time it was offered for download, it has been downloaded 76 times.

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Steps to Download the Shlwapi(3).dll Library link

  1. First, click the "Download" button with the green background (The button marked in the picture).
    Download the Shlwapi(3).dll library
    Step 1:Download the Shlwapi(3).dll library
  2. "After clicking the Download" button, wait for the download process to begin in the "Downloading" page that opens up. Depending on your Internet speed, the download process will begin in approximately 4 -5 seconds.

How to Install Shlwapi(3).dll? How to Fix Shlwapi(3).dll Errors? link

ATTENTION! In order to install the Shlwapi(3).dll library, you must first download it. If you haven't downloaded it, before continuing on with the installation, download the library. If you don't know how to download it, all you need to do is look at the dll download guide found on the top line.

Method 1: Copying the Shlwapi(3).dll Library to the Windows System Directory link

  1. The file you are going to download is a compressed file with the ".zip" extension. You cannot directly install the ".zip" file. First, you need to extract the dynamic link library from inside it. So, double-click the file with the ".zip" extension that you downloaded and open the file.
  2. You will see the library named "Shlwapi(3).dll" in the window that opens up. This is the library we are going to install. Click the library once with the left mouse button. By doing this you will have chosen the library.
    Choosing the Shlwapi(3).dll library
    Step 2:Choosing the Shlwapi(3).dll library
  3. Click the "Extract To" symbol marked in the picture. To extract the dynamic link library, it will want you to choose the desired location. Choose the "Desktop" location and click "OK" to extract the library to the desktop. In order to do this, you need to use the Winrar program. If you do not have this program, you can find and download it through a quick search on the Internet.
    Extracting the Shlwapi(3).dll library to the desktop
    Step 3:Extracting the Shlwapi(3).dll library to the desktop
  4. Copy the "Shlwapi(3).dll" library file you extracted.
  5. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" directory.
    Pasting the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
    Step 5:Pasting the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
  6. If your operating system has a 64 Bit architecture, copy the "Shlwapi(3).dll" library and paste it also into the "C:\Windows\sysWOW64" directory.
    NOTE! On 64 Bit systems, the dynamic link library must be in both the "sysWOW64" directory as well as the "System32" directory. In other words, you must copy the "Shlwapi(3).dll" library into both directories.
    Pasting the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
    Step 6:Pasting the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
  7. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 7:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  8. Paste the command below into the Command Line window that opens up and press Enter key. This command will delete the problematic registry of the Shlwapi(3).dll library (Nothing will happen to the library we pasted in the System32 directory, it just deletes the registry from the Windows Registry Editor. The library we pasted in the System32 directory will not be damaged).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Shlwapi(3).dll
    Cleaning the problematic registry of the Shlwapi(3).dll library from the Windows Registry Editor
    Step 8:Cleaning the problematic registry of the Shlwapi(3).dll library from the Windows Registry Editor
  9. If you are using a Windows version that has 64 Bit architecture, after running the above command, you need to run the command below. With this command, we will clean the problematic Shlwapi(3).dll registry for 64 Bit (The cleaning process only involves the registries in Regedit. In other words, the dynamic link library you pasted into the SysWoW64 will not be damaged).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Shlwapi(3).dll
    Uninstalling the Shlwapi(3).dll library's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
    Step 9:Uninstalling the Shlwapi(3).dll library's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
  10. We need to make a clean registry for the dll library's registry that we deleted from Regedit (Windows Registry Editor). In order to accomplish this, copy and paste the command below into the Command Line and press Enter key.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Shlwapi(3).dll
    Making a clean registry for the Shlwapi(3).dll library in Regedit (Windows Registry Editor)
    Step 10:Making a clean registry for the Shlwapi(3).dll library in Regedit (Windows Registry Editor)
  11. If the Windows version you use has 64 Bit architecture, after running the command above, you must run the command below. With this command, you will create a clean registry for the problematic registry of the Shlwapi(3).dll library that we deleted.
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Shlwapi(3).dll
    Creating a clean registry for the Shlwapi(3).dll library (for 64 Bit)
    Step 11:Creating a clean registry for the Shlwapi(3).dll library (for 64 Bit)
  12. 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 Shlwapi(3).dll library was installed successfully, you can still receive error messages like these due to some incompatibilities. In order to test whether your dll issue was fixed or not, try running the program giving the error message again. If the error is continuing, try the 2nd Method to fix this issue.

Method 2: Copying The Shlwapi(3).dll Library Into The Program Installation Directory link

  1. First, you must find the installation directory of the program (the program giving the dll error) you are going to install the dynamic link library to. In order to find this directory, "Right-Click > Properties" on the program's shortcut.
    Opening the program's shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the program's shortcut properties window
  2. Open the program installation directory by clicking the Open File Location button in the "Properties" window that comes up.
    Finding the program's installation directory
    Step 2:Finding the program's installation directory
  3. Copy the Shlwapi(3).dll library into this directory that opens.
    Copying the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the program's installation directory
    Step 3:Copying the Shlwapi(3).dll library into the program's installation directory
  4. This is all there is to the process. Now, try to run the program again. If the problem still is not solved, you can try the 3rd Method.

Method 3: Doing a Clean Reinstall of the Program That Is Giving the Shlwapi(3).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 screen will come up. You can see all the programs installed on your computer in the list on this screen. Find the program giving you the dll error in the list and right-click it. Click the "Uninstall" item in the right-click menu that appears and begin the uninstall process.
    Starting the uninstall process for the program that is giving the error
    Step 2:Starting the uninstall process for the program that is giving the error
  3. A window will open up asking whether to confirm or deny the uninstall process for the program. Confirm the process and wait for the uninstall process to finish. Restart your computer after the program has been uninstalled from your computer.
    Confirming the removal of the program
    Step 3:Confirming the removal of the program
  4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the program.
  5. You can fix the error you are expericing with this method. If the dll error is continuing in spite of the solution methods you are using, the source of the problem is the Windows operating system. In order to fix dll errors in Windows you will need to complete the 4th Method and the 5th Method in the list.

Method 4: Fixing the Shlwapi(3).dll Issue by Using the Windows System File Checker (scf scannow) link

  1. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 1:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  2. Type the command below into the Command Line page that comes up and run it by pressing Enter on your keyboard.
    sfc /scannow
    Getting rid of Windows Dll errors by running the sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:Getting rid of Windows Dll errors by running the sfc /scannow command
  3. The process can take some time depending on your computer and the condition of the errors in the system. Before the process is finished, don't close the command line! When the process is finished, try restarting the program that you are experiencing the errors in after closing the command line.

Method 5: Getting Rid of Shlwapi(3).dll Errors by Updating the Windows Operating System link

Some programs need updated dynamic link libraries. When your operating system is not updated, it cannot fulfill this need. In some situations, updating your operating system can solve the dll errors you are experiencing.

In order to check the update status of your operating system and, if available, to install the latest update packs, we need to begin this process manually.

Depending on which Windows version you use, manual update processes are different. Because of this, we have prepared a special article for each Windows version. You can get our articles relating to the manual update of the Windows version you use from the links below.

Guides to Manually Update the Windows Operating System link

  1. Guide to Manually Update Windows 10
  2. Guide to Manually Update Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
  3. Guide to Manually Update Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  4. Guide to Manually Update Windows XP

Common Shlwapi(3).dll Errors link

It's possible that during the programs' installation or while using them, the Shlwapi(3).dll library 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 Shlwapi(3).dll library by clicking the "Download" button in this page's top section. After downloading the library, you should install the library 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 issue, one of the methods explained in this article will fix your issue.

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

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