How to See What DLL Files are used by Programs

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DLL files are libraries that are used by programs in Windows. A library is a collection of programming code that can be used by multiple programs. These libraries are loaded into memory by the program when the program executes. This article shows you how to see what DLL files are loaded into memory by each program currently running on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • A Windows PC
  • Keyboard
  • Begin by opening up a command line prompt. Click on the Start button, then click Run and Type CMD and click OK. You can also pull up the command line by going to Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt.

  • Inside the command prompt, we are going to type this command:

    tasklist /m

    Type that into the black box and press enter. It will scroll down every program running and all the dll files that it has loaded.

  • To get a list of dll files loaded for a specific executable program, type this command:

    tasklist /m /fi "imagename eq [programname]"

    Replace [programname] with the name of the executable file you want to look up. For instance: tasklist /m /fi "imagename eq explorer.exe"

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