Updated: 01/05/2018 by Computer Hope

DLLShort for dynamic-link library, a DLL is a common library used in Microsoft Windows platforms. They are essentially a pool of resources that can be used by many programs. Files within a DLL are designated with the .dll file extension. A DLL file is used to perform a specific set of tasks. For example, it may provide the steps necessary to print a document. Windows puts all of the DLL files in the same place to make it easier for developers to write programs. Without DLL, developers would have to write all of the steps themselves and always be re-inventing the wheel.

Why am I seeing a DLL error?

Most users know DLL files from the errors they get on their computer either because a DLL file is missing or because the file had bad instructions and is generating an error. Typically these types of errors are resolved by updating or reinstalling a program.

Computer acronyms, DLL injection, Driver, INF, Linker, Operating system terms, VXD, WinSxS