Download Missing .DLL Files

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In order to download missing .DLL files, try searching directly for the file on Google and placing it in the corresponding folder of the appropriate program. Learn about .DLL file download sites with help from a Web designer in this free video on computer help and tech support.

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Hi, I'm Noah, and I'm going to show you how you can download missing .DLL files. .DLL files are part of a program, which is often crucial, for the program to run correctly, so if you're missing one, the program might not function at all. Sometimes, when you try to run a program, you'll find that it doesn't work, because a DLL file is missing. Here's an example, where a converter plugin .DLL, is missing. Now, to download this missing .DLL file, you can either directly search for it on Google, for example in our case, search for, download converterplugin.dll. This will pretty much always bring you a good result. For example here, we can download it very easily, and we can see that the product name is correct, as in the DivX player, which is the program we were trying to run, when we got the error message about the missing DLL file. Generally speaking though, there are lots of DLL file download sites. For example,, or Now, once you've downloaded your missing DLL file, you can replace it in the folder of the program. Now, to find this folder, you can simply right click on the Program Shortcut, select Properties,and then in the Properties window, select Find Target. This will directly open the Programs folder, and you can simply place your downloaded missing .DLL file, onto the folder, and the program should run again normally, as it previously did.


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