Guide to Fix Shdocvw.dll is Missing Error in Windows

In your Windows operating system, you can install or run many applications for your technical requirements. Every application in the computer is associated with some DLL files that are responsible for the proper functioning of the application. Likewise, Shdocvw.dll file is also associated with Windows Cell Doc Object and Control Library. The file is used to control various apps or files or the networking settings in the computer. But due to the missing or damaging of this file, you may get a very annoying error message i.e. shdocvw.dll is missing error in Windows. It is really a very dreadful situation that you get this error issue in the computer. So it is very important to fix the problem automatically or manually. For automatic troubleshooting you can download and install Advanced System Repair tool in your system.


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Symptoms of the shdocvw.dll was not found error –

Some of the common symptoms of the shdocvw.dll is missing or not found error in your Windows are automatic shutdown, slow performance of the computer, starting issue after shutdown, repetitive restarting, opening of many files or apps without your permission, system sticking, screen freezing with occurring of blue screen of death error, unable to install or uninstall any files, etc. You can also get the following error messages on the computer screen as the most common symptoms;

“This application failed to start because shdocvw.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”Or,

“Cannot start March 2013 Security Release ISO Image. A required component is missing: shdocvw.dll. Please install March 2013 Security Release ISO Image again.”

Causes of the shdocvw.dll is missing error in Windows –

You may get the shdocvw.dll was not found error in the computer due to many reasons like incomplete installation of the Windows OS, virus infections, missing or corrupt shdocvw.dll file, incorrect registry entries, misconfigured or corrupt Windows system files, unfinished uninstalling of some apps, internet disconnection, conflicts among the applications, hardware malfunctioning, damaged device drivers, incompatible software, etc.

How to fix shdocvw.dll is missing error in Windows –

You can fix the issue of the shdocvw.dll is missing or not found error in your computer with the help of the following manual steps:

  1. Go to the start button and click on Run.
  2. In the run box type regedit and hit Enter.
  3. Now navigate to the following registry key;

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User Shell Folders

  1. Double click on the personal value option in the right pane of the registry window.
  2. Type C:/My Documents and hit Enter.
  3. Restart the computer.

With the help of the above manual method, you can fix the problem of shdocvw.dll is missing error in Windows properly. But you should also keep it in your mind that the manual method requires a deep technical knowledge to fix the issue. So, it is very important to use Advanced System Repair tool in your computer to rectify the problem automatically.


Compatible with the Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit
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Advanced System Repair tool is a very dynamic tool that can completely fix the Windows errors in your computer. The tool can find out the errors easily and remove them from the computer completely. It will also repair the registry files and enhance the performance of the computer incredibly.

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