Download author.dll to Fix Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing author.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 author.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

author.dll file Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions. 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 author.dll related errors on your device. You can also download author.dll file compatible with Windows XP, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename author.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions
Program Microsoft Office XP
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright© Microsoft Corporation 1995-2001.  All rights reserved.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to author.dll file. author.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 author.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to author.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 author.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.

author.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 author.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 author.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 author.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 author.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the author.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 author.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 author.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 author.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace author.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 author.dll file.

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

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\

If the steps did not solve your author.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 author.dll
System Windows XP
File size 20540 bytes
Date 2003-03-24
File details
MD5 b3391935817cd98ea7ed5b70ae713245
SHA1 c113494f19ca1dd5f230d23d57f111eed3492460
SHA256 754c30cc8661e38c473d7af69721545b08caaa34fcbc1ed0344a0ee488586632
CRC32 28cea123
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\
Filename author.dll
System Windows XP
File size 26016 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 1288e69a49455443f4c42620a86e8e7f
SHA1 7e831fb4e9ea1aafcd5c3a50a018c419cae64506
SHA256 53ddba44f032a7df498ff06a6e01fa1adcfcea0a9c9174d95331a79191d821bb
CRC32 c2539e93
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\