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Windows 8 How to restore default .DLL file?

  1. #21

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    If all above didn't work...

    Hi guys,
    all the solutions above didn't work with my PC (with OS Windows 8.1), but maybe I found a solution by myself; hope it can be helpful.

    Note: first I merge the DLL.reg file on my Register and then I tried the IconCache Restore; still my .dll icon were wrong.

    So, try this:

    Open regedit and search the key:


    Then, on the right, among the list of values look for the one associated with .dll.
    Mine was:


    (as I try to Open a .dll with Wordpad and got into trouble as you already know...)

    Delete the line.

    Then go to the key:


    this key seems to content only the file extensions that need a Program to Open.

    Open the key and look for \.dll (so you are at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Roaming\OpenWith\FileExts\.dll)

    Delete the key (if any) called UserChoice
    and you're done!

    This procedure worked fine for me and my system seems to be stable; still....

    p.s: don't know if it's necessary delete both of the above-mentioned keys, or maybe one is enough...
    Last edited by KidC; 16 Jun 2015 at 16:13. Reason: Found a new Solution as Solutions submitted in the thread didn't work for me

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  2. #22

    Posts : 1
    8.1 pro

    i m using 8.1 n i tried all tut about this problem either on youtube n google nothing work for me pls help me with it
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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