cabview.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

cabview.dll file Cabinet File Viewer Shell Extension. 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 cabview.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cabview.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 cabview.dll
File extension DLL
Description Cabinet File Viewer Shell Extension
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 cabview.dll file. cabview.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 cabview.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cabview.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 cabview.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cabview.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 cabview.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 cabview.dll
System Windows 10
File size 152064 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 82192a693d3280e99f488879be2f2346
SHA1 2b927da1c1f92cde2d9f0fb6c0f062f28a54cb18
SHA256 07e7aed6916ef84b7ef2fff8f091120615a42ffa6294c480df89f5eecce4054a
CRC32 9bafcd49
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 132608 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3f1965003fd64abc881737d1e7e70f87
SHA1 a12024f8b9d60f8e258a2194e217a22ea78690c9
SHA256 9d6e762b49c88c0194261d670c49ec02fcf7bb659556550da3747b9ab18f0567
CRC32 a2605492
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows 8
File size 132608 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 660aca3b5e246e639452f072456a66e3
SHA1 7f9cac34b0a9ff3cdb09400ba94a1add4e28c271
SHA256 fc150a2543948f0f95a21e4c446cd6482d9184ee7408769e41b9f7dbd842cee8
CRC32 c36f145a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows 7
File size 132608 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 41e215f560028dbaa897deaef8390a7a
SHA1 889485112dce89e9c82c705b953aebb9b47ca658
SHA256 df2a8c82625e0c1b2cac1cffadf7b8cdda262aa0a794fb4f83f4aba0ece4e39e
CRC32 3fde5e74
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows 7
File size 139264 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 db55d6ea72b92c8f8268a5b795156433
SHA1 c648e1a2f196887d2dbaf4ed9c916073a0fbaee1
SHA256 f7b4c1922d8f8a7e40eeb2c2502af646c1027abefdf9125694a789e80efd7a0d
CRC32 93f5155a
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 97280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 445ccf2b14163c84bb7a76b464e3c1da
SHA1 8f226978ef0325880332e31029810178ac791969
SHA256 a1012562185d81f9b9b5a500f71264267289b804badcdae9200d049227866649
CRC32 f91e2dda
Example file location ---
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 102912 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 6201cc0972dfc7f44924e3af7a6d75d3
SHA1 184733381ac251bc37ddd91e1c20c8632c265949
SHA256 6a91da4d6e8e938bd73aba70aef0af4305317cd81213cea409d98b90f0378fdf
CRC32 65714c87
Example file location ---
Filename cabview.dll
System Windows XP
File size 84480 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c9b409695490c5f427218595fff9b44f
SHA1 b8ee2dff7f533177c1741e1e85c291f016b02e75
SHA256 d794182ce555916aa8a817b48d28d8278534d4373d72aa5eaa7955226d9731fb
CRC32 d4231dd2
Example file location ---