File Extension DLL

.DLL File

File extension: DLL
File type: Dynamic Link Library
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Notes about the DLL file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The DLL file type is primarily associated with 'Dynamic Link Library'. A .DLL file is a support file and is used by one or more programs. As an example, if several parts of a program need to perform the same action that action may be placed into a .DLL file (library) that the various program parts can all use. This saves space and makes it easier when that particular routine needs to be updated. You should never have a need to "open" a .DLL file on its own; indeed, there really is no way to do so. Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension. If you want to look at the resources in a DLL library you can use a program like XN Resource Editor but BE CAREFUL as messing with a DLL file can seriously damage Windows or programs if you do the wrong thing.

Detailed information for file extension DLL:


Primary association: Dynamic Link Library
Mime type: application/x-msdownload, application/octet-stream, application/x-msdos-program
Identifying characters Hex: 4D 5A , ASCII: MZ
Program ID: dllfile
Related links: Microsoft DLL Help Database, DLL-Files.com DLL File Collection, afreeDLL, DLL-Downloads.com File Collection, XN Resource Editor

Other applications associated with file type DLL:

File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DLL

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: dllfile, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: Dependency Walker for Win32 (Intel x86)

ProgramID: dllfile, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: Dependency Walker for Win32 (x86)
EXEFile: DEPENDS.EXE

ProgramID: dllfile, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: Icon Catcher
EXEFile: IconCatcher.exe

ProgramID: dllfile, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: Roxio EasyCDCreator
EXEFile: CREATORC.EXE

ProgramID: dllfile, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: Run a DLL as an App

ProgramID: IconCoolEditor.dll, FileType: Application Extension, AppName: IconCooleditor-rg
EXEFile: IconCooleditor.exe

ProgramID: dllfile
EXEFile: .

ProgramID: dllfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MACROM~1\FLASH5~1\players\flashpla.exe


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