comdlg32.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

comdlg32.dll file Common Dialogs DLL. 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 comdlg32.dll related errors on your device. You can also download comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll
File extension DLL
Description Common Dialogs DLL
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 comdlg32.dll file. comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • comdlg32.dll is corrupted
  • comdlg32.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - comdlg32.dll
  • comdlg32.dll file error
  • comdlg32.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register comdlg32.dll file:
  • comdlg32.dll file could not be loaded
  • comdlg32.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because comdlg32.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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.

comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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 comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of comdlg32.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your comdlg32.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 comdlg32.dll
System Windows 10
File size 952832 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 54848388c5631fa059211d5b3a3f6927
SHA1 784ee30029dcc44962edb115aa74af6e7b4ade89
SHA256 19e841b8af149b450d762462afb62866aa95b696528e2e896a7655169a643d30
CRC32 06beb675
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 609280 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 8816f87759fe47fb26af298166d575f4
SHA1 aff3e6af143aeedbf52d20e1711e5ed1905d112e
SHA256 f10ba0d80923ece4cd7bc6250a55a768e3825620a57950c681b280c608be4ef1
CRC32 d7b482d2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows 8
File size 539136 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c2c86942ed94d1cd81f61befb3036af6
SHA1 cf21438aed0532135887c196d98c073d16855d3b
SHA256 cd2e2243af04d7e7a3e3f78d9b39c7049cd53f1992bf691a1ec4c5ca5fe17c5c
CRC32 7a8f8135
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows 7
File size 594432 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 9835e63e09f824d22b689d2bb789bab9
SHA1 130b5d25f9646a97e708dccff925b1236233d8f3
SHA256 5bcffafb894d69fbcddb91e64d30a356f4bd57098e8b4c51b98afaf6581bdb63
CRC32 28ff3cc8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows 7
File size 485888 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d1de1eafde97be41cf6585027ff3e732
SHA1 ade86a81b23f376b782de54832cbdb33ff5e3a13
SHA256 76f17d4df440d6734dc8157092d94eb18c2a73a0a49beea289e7b3ede30e86a2
CRC32 152b942c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 450560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4aa2a0e26cef1a803741253dcf9a1503
SHA1 ceac9d961ff342d2bcb75d803a86ea10c5029170
SHA256 8718bf6dc8678bdc5af627f82d14e2d857d94a760529ff00f1d7b066f46ca832
CRC32 e5b3e5f9
Example file location ---
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 549888 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 aa09b70f619cbf499efc22e7a63e3ce6
SHA1 3b3c0b6aff4daf2c7c5ddcf5e01fae7c64431308
SHA256 07821b699ed97c03863f2e5cc101d960e7c108097a8f128c10968f246eaedbab
CRC32 ab5f682c
Example file location ---
Filename comdlg32.dll
System Windows XP
File size 276992 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 86987a5000dfa3ebe2275c0456bcf2fe
SHA1 097776790214f0f3489f749be018c84f2dc929d2
SHA256 31b699e8fd11dd59adbae56650c1b7ae80484091b3b6d9015a95f590e2c3eb05
CRC32 30f479c6
Example file location ---