Download Pkware.dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

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

About Pkware.dll

The size of this dynamic link library is 0.14 MB and its download links are healthy. It has been downloaded 643 times already.

Operating Systems Compatible with the Pkware.dll Library

Guide to Download Pkware.dll

  1. Click on the green-colored "Download" button on the top left side of the page.
    Download process of the Pkware.dll library's
    Step 1:Download process of the Pkware.dll library's
  2. The downloading page will open after clicking the Download button. After the page opens, in order to download the Pkware.dll library the best server will be found and the download process will begin within a few seconds. In the meantime, you shouldn't close the page.

How to Install Pkware.dll? How to Fix Pkware.dll Errors?

ATTENTION! Before starting the installation, the Pkware.dll library needs to be downloaded. If you have not downloaded it, download the library before continuing with the installation steps. If you don't know how to download it, you can immediately browse the dll download guide above.

Method 1: Copying the Pkware.dll Library to the Windows System Directory

  1. The file you downloaded is a compressed file with the extension ".zip". This file cannot be installed. To be able to install it, first you need to extract the dynamic link library from within it. So, first double-click the file with the ".zip" extension and open the file.
  2. You will see the library named "Pkware.dll" in the window that opens. This is the library you need to install. Click on the dynamic link library with the left button of the mouse. By doing this, you select the library.
    Choosing the Pkware.dll library
    Step 2:Choosing the Pkware.dll library
  3. Click on the "Extract To" button, which is marked in the picture. In order to do this, you will need the Winrar program. If you don't have the program, it can be found doing a quick search on the Internet and you can download it (The Winrar program is free).
  4. After clicking the "Extract to" button, a window where you can choose the location you want will open. Choose the "Desktop" location in this window and extract the dynamic link library to the desktop by clicking the "Ok" button.
    Extracting the Pkware.dll library to the desktop
    Step 3:Extracting the Pkware.dll library to the desktop
  5. Copy the "Pkware.dll" library file you extracted.
  6. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" directory.
    Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
    Step 4:Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
  7. If your operating system has a 64 Bit architecture, copy the "Pkware.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 "Pkware.dll" library into both directories.
    Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
    Step 5:Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
  8. In order to complete this step, you must run the Command Prompt as administrator. In order to do this, all you have to do is follow the steps below.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt using Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same method to run the Command Prompt as administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" on your keyboard. This process will enable you to run a search through the Start Menu. We also typed in "cmd" to bring up the Command Prompt.
    2. Right-click the "Command Prompt" search result that comes up and click the Run as administrator" option.
    Running the Command Prompt as administrator
    Step 6:Running the Command Prompt as administrator
  9. Paste the command below into the Command Line that will open up and hit Enter. This command will delete the damaged registry of the Pkware.dll library (It will not delete the file we pasted into the System32 directory; it will delete the registry in Regedit. The file we pasted into the System32 directory will not be damaged).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Pkware.dll
    Deleting the damaged registry of the Pkware.dll
    Step 7:Deleting the damaged registry of the Pkware.dll
  10. If the Windows you use has 64 Bit architecture, after running the command above, you must run the command below. This command will clean the broken registry of the Pkware.dll library from the 64 Bit architecture (The Cleaning process is only with registries in the Windows Registry Editor. In other words, the dynamic link library that we pasted into the SysWoW64 directory will stay as it is).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Pkware.dll
    Uninstalling the broken registry of the Pkware.dll library from the Windows Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
    Step 8:Uninstalling the broken registry of the Pkware.dll library from the Windows Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
  11. You must create a new registry for the dynamic link library that you deleted from the registry editor. In order to do this, copy the command below and paste it into the Command Line and hit Enter.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Pkware.dll
    Creating a new registry for the Pkware.dll library
    Step 9:Creating a new registry for the Pkware.dll library
  12. 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 Pkware.dll library that we deleted.
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Pkware.dll
    Creating a clean registry for the Pkware.dll library (for 64 Bit)
    Step 10:Creating a clean registry for the Pkware.dll library (for 64 Bit)
  13. You may see certain error messages when running the commands from the command line. These errors will not prevent the installation of the Pkware.dll library. In other words, the installation will finish, but it may give some errors because of certain incompatibilities. After restarting your computer, to see if the installation was successful or not, try running the program that was giving the dll error again. If you continue to get the errors when running the program after the installation, you can try the 2nd Method as an alternative.

Method 2: Copying the Pkware.dll Library to the Program Installation Directory

  1. In order to install the dynamic link library, you need to find the installation directory for the program that was giving you errors such as "Pkware.dll is missing", "Pkware.dll not found" or similar error messages. In order to do that, Right-click the program's shortcut and click the Properties item in the right-click menu that appears.
    Opening the program shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the program 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 installation directory of the program
    Step 2:Opening the installation directory of the program
  3. Copy the Pkware.dll library.
  4. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the program's installation directory that we just opened.
    Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the program's installation directory
    Step 3:Pasting the Pkware.dll library into the program's installation directory
  5. When the dynamic link library is moved to the program installation directory, it means that the process is completed. Check to see if the issue was fixed by running the program giving the error message again. If you are still receiving the error message, you can complete the 3rd Method as an alternative.

Method 3: Doing a Clean Reinstall of the Program That Is Giving the Pkware.dll Error

  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 that was giving the error.
  5. This process may help the dll problem you are experiencing. If you are continuing to get the same dll error, the problem is most likely with Windows. In order to fix dll problems relating to Windows, complete the 4th Method and 5th Method.

Method 4: Fixing the Pkware.dll Error Using the Windows System File Checker

  1. In order to complete this step, you must run the Command Prompt as administrator. In order to do this, all you have to do is follow the steps below.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt using Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same method to run the Command Prompt as administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" on your keyboard. This process will enable you to run a search through the Start Menu. We also typed in "cmd" to bring up the Command Prompt.
    2. Right-click the "Command Prompt" search result that comes up and click the Run as administrator" option.
    Running the Command Prompt as administrator
    Step 1:Running the Command Prompt as administrator
  2. Paste the command below into the Command Line that opens up and hit the Enter key.
    sfc /scannow
    Scanning and fixing system errors with the sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:Scanning and fixing system errors with the sfc /scannow command
  3. This process can take some time. You can follow its progress from the screen. Wait for it to finish and after it is finished try to run the program that was giving the dll error again.

Method 5: Fixing the Pkware.dll Error by Manually Updating Windows

Most of the time, programs have been programmed to use the most recent dynamic link libraries. If your operating system is not updated, these files cannot be provided and dll errors appear. So, we will try to fix 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.

Guides to Manually Update for All Windows Versions

  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 Pkware.dll Errors

The Pkware.dll library being damaged or for any reason being deleted can cause programs or Windows system tools (Windows Media Player, Paint, etc.) that use this library to produce an error. Below you can find a list of errors that can be received when the Pkware.dll library is missing.

If you have come across one of these errors, you can download the Pkware.dll library by clicking on the "Download" button on the top-left of this page. We explained to you how to use the library you'll download in the above sections of this writing. You can see the suggestions we gave on how to solve your problem by scrolling up on the page.

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