Download Zlib1.dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

Zlib1.dll download. The Zlib1.dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP. You can fix "The file Zlib1.dll is missing." and "Zlib1.dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.

What is Zlib1.dll? What Does It Do?

The Zlib1.dll file was developed by Zlib.

The size of this dll file is 0.07 MB and its download links are healthy. It has been downloaded 17710 times already and it has received 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Operating Systems Compatible with the Zlib1.dll File

Other Versions of the Zlib1.dll File

The newest version of the Zlib1.dll file is the 1.3.0.0 version. There have been 9 versions released before this version. All versions of the Dll file have been listed below from most recent to oldest.

  1. 1.3.0.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version
  2. 1.2.8.0 - 32 Bit (x86) (2013-06-30) Download this version
  3. 1.2.8.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version
  4. 1.2.5.0 - 32 Bit (x86) (2013-01-31) Download this version
  5. 1.2.5.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version
  6. 1.2.5.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version
  7. 1.2.3.0 - 32 Bit (x86) (2011-12-31) Download this version
  8. 1.2.3.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version
  9. 1.2.2.0 - 32 Bit (x86) (2005-05-31) Download this version
  10. 1.2.2.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download this version

Steps to Download the Zlib1.dll File

  1. Click on the green-colored "Download" button on the top left side of the page.
    Download process of the Zlib1.dll file's
    Step 1:Download process of the Zlib1.dll file's
  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.

Methods for Solving Zlib1.dll

ATTENTION! In order to install the Zlib1.dll file, you must first download it. If you haven't downloaded it, before continuing on with the installation, download the file. 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 Zlib1.dll File to the Windows System Folder

  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 dll file from within it. So, first double-click the file with the ".zip" extension and open the file.
  2. You will see the file named "Zlib1.dll" in the window that opens. This is the file you need to install. Click on the dll file with the left button of the mouse. By doing this, you select the file.
    Choosing the Zlib1.dll file
    Step 2:Choosing the Zlib1.dll file
  3. Click on the "Extract To" button, which is marked in the picture. In order to do this, you will need the Winrar software. If you don't have the software, it can be found doing a quick search on the Internet and you can download it (The Winrar software 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 dll file to the desktop by clicking the "Ok" button.
    Extracting the Zlib1.dll file to the desktop
    Step 3:Extracting the Zlib1.dll file to the desktop
  5. Copy the "Zlib1.dll" file file you extracted.
  6. Paste the dll file you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" folder.
    Pasting the Zlib1.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
    Step 4:Pasting the Zlib1.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
  7. If your operating system has a 64 Bit architecture, copy the "Zlib1.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 "Zlib1.dll" file into both folders.
    Pasting the Zlib1.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
    Step 5:Pasting the Zlib1.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
  8. 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 6:Running the Command Prompt with administrative permission
  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 Zlib1.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 Zlib1.dll
    Deleting the damaged registry of the Zlib1.dll
    Step 7:Deleting the damaged registry of the Zlib1.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 Zlib1.dll file from the 64 Bit architecture (The Cleaning process is only with registries in the Windows Registry Editor. In other words, the dll file that we pasted into the SysWoW64 folder will stay as it is).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Zlib1.dll
    Uninstalling the broken registry of the Zlib1.dll file from the Windows Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
    Step 8:Uninstalling the broken registry of the Zlib1.dll file from the Windows Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
  11. In order to cleanly recreate the dll file's registry that we deleted, copy the command below and paste it into the Command Line and hit Enter.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Zlib1.dll
    Reregistering the Zlib1.dll file in the system
    Step 9:Reregistering the Zlib1.dll file in the system
  12. 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 Zlib1.dll file (We deleted the damaged registry with the previous command).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Zlib1.dll
    Creating a clean registry for the Zlib1.dll file (for 64 Bit)
    Step 10:Creating a clean registry for the Zlib1.dll file (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 Zlib1.dll file. 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 software that was giving the dll error again. If you continue to get the errors when running the software after the installation, you can try the 2nd Method as an alternative.

Method 2: Copying the Zlib1.dll File to the Software File Folder

  1. First, you must find the installation folder of the software (the software giving the dll error) you are going to install the dll file to. In order to find this folder, "Right-Click > Properties" on the software's shortcut.
    Opening the software's shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the software's shortcut properties window
  2. Open the software file folder by clicking the Open File Location button in the "Properties" window that comes up.
    Finding the software's file folder
    Step 2:Finding the software's file folder
  3. Copy the Zlib1.dll file into the folder we opened up.
    Copying the Zlib1.dll file into the software's file folder
    Step 3:Copying the Zlib1.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: Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Software That Is Giving the Zlib1.dll Error

  1. Open the Run window by pressing the "Windows" + "R" keys on your keyboard at the same time. Type in the command below into the Run window and push Enter to run it. This command will open the "Programs and Features" window.
    appwiz.cpl
    Opening the Programs and Features window using the appwiz.cpl command
    Step 1:Opening the Programs and Features window using the appwiz.cpl command
  2. The softwares listed in the Programs and Features window that opens up are the softwares installed on your computer. Find the software that gives you the dll error and run the "Right-Click > Uninstall" command on this software.
    Uninstalling the software from your computer
    Step 2:Uninstalling the software from your computer
  3. Following the instructions that come up, uninstall the software from your computer and restart your computer.
    Following the verification and instructions for the software uninstall process
    Step 3:Following the verification and instructions for the software uninstall process
  4. 4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the software that was giving you the error.
  5. You may be able to solve the dll error you are experiencing by using this method. If the error messages are continuing despite all these processes, we may have a problem deriving from Windows. To solve dll errors deriving from Windows, you need to complete the 4th Method and the 5th Method in the list.

Method 4: Solving the Zlib1.dll error with the Windows System File Checker

  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. 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 software that you are experiencing the errors in after closing the command line.

Method 5: Getting Rid of Zlib1.dll Errors by Updating the Windows Operating System

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

  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

Our Most Common Zlib1.dll Error Messages

The Zlib1.dll file being damaged or for any reason being deleted can cause softwares or Windows system tools (Windows Media Player, Paint, etc.) that use this file to produce an error. Below you can find a list of errors that can be received when the Zlib1.dll file is missing.

If you have come across one of these errors, you can download the Zlib1.dll file by clicking on the "Download" button on the top-left of this page. We explained to you how to use the file 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. "Zlib1.dll not found." error
  2. "The file Zlib1.dll is missing." error
  3. "Zlib1.dll access violation." error
  4. "Cannot register Zlib1.dll." error
  5. "Cannot find Zlib1.dll." error
  6. "This application failed to start because Zlib1.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error