.DLL File Extension

File Type:
Dynamic Link Library

Having trouble opening .dll extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dll files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dll files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DLL file?

Dll file extension has Dynamic Link Library file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

DLL file stores a set of different procedures as well as drivers, which are by a Windows program. It enables applications to use shared functions, using common libraries.

Most of the DLL files come together with Windows OS or programs. Users are strongly recommended not to modify or remove the contents of DLL files as it could result in improper functioning of programs.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Dynamic Link Library
System Files

How to open DLL file?

Double click the dll file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dll extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dll extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dll file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DLL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dll file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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