Guide to Fix Shell32.dll is Missing Error in windows

There are many types of applications and programs you access everyday on your Windows operating system. But sometimes, you may get some error issue while you try to start or open an application or service on the computer. You may get Shell32.dll is missing error in windows while you try to access SharePoint Portal Server. The DLL file is associated with this portal server and due to the damaging or missing of Shell32.dll file, you may get the Shell32.dll was not found error. It is a critical error issue that you should fix as soon as possible; otherwise you may face a severe data loss situation. So, to fix the issue in the Windows, you can use either manual or automatic methods. For manual fixing, you should have a deep technical knowledge. Therefore, you should install Advanced System Repair tool in your computer to fix the issue 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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Symptoms of Shell32.dll is missing or not found error –

Some of the common symptoms that you may see when you get Shell32.dll is missing error in windows like system sticking, screen freezing, unable to start the SharePoint Portal Server, unable to install or uninstall any files or programs, slow performance of the computer, automatic shutdown, starting issue, repetitive restarting, opening of some applications without your permission, etc. You can also get the following error messages on the computer screen;

“Cannot start SharePoint Portal Server. A required component is missing: shell32.dll. Please install SharePoint Portal Server again.” Or,

“This application failed to start because shell32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

Causes of Shell32.dll is missing error in windows –

There are many reasons for the occurring of the Shell32.dll was not found error in your computer like incomplete installation of the Windows or other applications, virus infections, corrupt or missing Shell32.dll file, unfinished uninstalling of some files, conflicts among the installed applications, incorrect registry entries, corrupt Windows system files, hardware or software incompatibility, etc.

How to fix Shell32.dll is missing error in Windows –

To fix the issue of Shell32.dll is missing error or not found error in your Windows; you should go through the following manual method:

  1. First of all click on the Start button and go to Run.
  2. Type regedit in the run box and press Enter.
  3. Now look for the following registry key in the left hand pane;

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main

  1. Select the Main subkey in the above registry key.
  2. In the Registry Editor window, right-click on the Search Bar value and click on Delete.

At the end of the above manual method, you will see that the Shell32.dll is missing error in Windows is removed and you are not getting any problem from now. But it is also true that the manual method requires a sound technical knowledge to apply it on the computer. So, you should download and install Advanced System Repair tool to fix the issue 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 one of the most recommended tools in the world that you can use to fix the Windows problem automatically. The tool is compatible with each and every version of Windows. It will first scan the whole computer and then start removing errors or corruption. At the end of the entire process, the computer will become more enhanced.

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