DLL File Extension

DLL file icon
Dynamic Link Library
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    4.3 (11 votes)

What is DLL file?

Files with the .DLL extension contain files of dynamically linked libraries, co-shared within Microsoft Windows system, and also OS/2.

Additional information:

All data can be loaded into memory and utilised by several programs simultaneously. These are often the AcriveX or the control panel controls, or some outdated drivers, or perhaps libraries of icons or fonts – although in such case, they usually have different extensions. They are also used as elements of different programs – plugins offering specific functions.

Libraries may contain:

  • Code of sub-programs, plugins, functions,
  • Data, including graphic,
  • Associated resources

Specification of the DLL format is the same as the EXE files, however, the library does not constitute a separate program. Within the proper program, a reference to a library and its loading can be performed as late as when it is needed. Assumptions of DLL files support modular structure of application, the idea of reusing fragments of code, and lowering memory usage and required disc space.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DLL file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DLL file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DLL file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DLL file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DLL file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DLL file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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