How to Download and Fix acledit.dll?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing acledit.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent acledit.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

acledit.dll file Access Control List Editor. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of acledit.dll related errors on your device. You can also download acledit.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename acledit.dll
File extension DLL
Description Access Control List Editor
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to acledit.dll file. acledit.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to acledit.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • acledit.dll is corrupted
  • acledit.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - acledit.dll
  • acledit.dll file error
  • acledit.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register acledit.dll file:
  • acledit.dll file could not be loaded
  • acledit.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because acledit.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to acledit.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing acledit.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

acledit.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with acledit.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to acledit.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of acledit.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to acledit.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the acledit.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the acledit.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the acledit.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace acledit.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace acledit.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded acledit.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of acledit.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your acledit.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename acledit.dll
System Windows 10
File size 9216 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 55a6415cce99e94c71ce46b0091db639
SHA1 55a54b9967c09afc5c66ae3437e7f59a14c17e8c
SHA256 1b80902bf0eae5b205c0706321124cb669734fbf88fdfbbf7338498efc653c8a
CRC32 f89f224c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 8d96cb171b4138f43a754317be9e982c
SHA1 3c2975e7904486f39be0455a63afaa063064a93e
SHA256 727b96dca0363f7cd5767f94bf72e0655ef1d00f44b27d496deb733eb32be12b
CRC32 877c743d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows 8
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9095da610e788cd1e0c568dfbe09bd94
SHA1 d20c658504b3fc6c0a1d61989679ce06cf4008a7
SHA256 61ba6d606ced9216ba15797e850dcf76a24c9d2f35d282621d4270c81a9c87b1
CRC32 74f83501
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows 7
File size 7680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 76828928a893d595ef5ca2c53b2b48c0
SHA1 59d254134c88f6b90a5f98b202d95a5f2a76bba9
SHA256 7fc551e7874fe11563805d205630adc2b88cb9b9fcc83b020a313108a5f3929a
CRC32 7aec96fc
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows 7
File size 9216 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 e86bcecc56871f3f49c65992e6b21d5d
SHA1 6d4e772d8939ca3789d82fb3c1b68e687a162ba1
SHA256 1829b894e607c2e41c53514473c85da7f05ae3e1cbaf33855cd6f03e32a97463
CRC32 902e84bc
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 9216 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 053c8cad289e3ce1aa96cee86fc0bc6b
SHA1 d6586482dcde034649ac217de35a11b96494cf42
SHA256 506d4896510bd0b571ec0c3f058954606e656f768ab45605b75fca6e09c654d1
CRC32 dc9be507
Example file location ---
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 7680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0bcee3f36752213d1b09d18e69383898
SHA1 e6fc1b56137f4ff13d8ee9b8a7d05c368fdb0af8
SHA256 73d65aa676ceb068e9921b894aec092c62374b936d5cd01a14be832fd5e868b6
CRC32 d6303fad
Example file location ---
Filename acledit.dll
System Windows XP
File size 129536 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 a9517ec6f843959566692570390c457f
SHA1 e6f165f0713ec620f23e21c8f14781db26b30740
SHA256 88c39257dcf592ea5f0f50f73cb6ecb133186d40dc7344ed923776c8d18c8670
CRC32 cc5fc458
Example file location ---