Summer Sale!
Up to 40% off

on Premium Suite package plus get Parallels Toolbox FREE!


What are Shared DLLs in the Windows Registry?

DLLs, or dynamic link libraries, are like the building blocks of Windows. Shared DLLs  are basically DLL files that are shared between many different apps. Additionally, there are many common DLLs that are used by most, if not all, Windows applications.

Your Windows Registry includes a path to each of these DLLs, whether the DLL is used by none, one, or many applications. If a particular DLL gets moved or deleted, or an app gets uninstalled incorrectly and the DLL is not removed correctly, or a DLL becomes corrupt, the path to such Shared DLLs in the Windows Registry becomes invalid, and the other applications that share that file cannot find it.

It’s a pretty common problem to run an application you haven’t used in awhile (or a new application) only for it to fail because of a missing DLL. This is something that Registry Reviver can fix. It will make sure all the paths to the DLLs in your system are correct.

Was this post helpful?

Didn't find your answer?
Ask a question to our community of experts from around the world and receive an answer in no time at all.

our products
See all products →

We develop products that help Repair, Optimize and Maintain your computer for you

Driver Reviver
Restore maximum performance and functionality to your PC's hardware.
Registry Reviver
Restore maximum efficiency and effectiveness to your PC's Windows Registry.
Security Reviver
Quickly and safely remove security threats, prevent them from reoccurring and keep your PC protected.
subscribe to our newsletter

Receive free tips and advices how
to repair, maintain and optimize your PC

Edit translation
Machine translation (Google):
Copy to editor
or Cancel