Fix comsnap.dll Errors

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

comsnap.dll file COM+ Explorer MMC Snapin. 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 comsnap.dll related errors on your device. You can also download comsnap.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 comsnap.dll
File extension DLL
Description COM+ Explorer MMC Snapin
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 comsnap.dll file. comsnap.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 comsnap.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to comsnap.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 comsnap.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of comsnap.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 comsnap.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 comsnap.dll
System Windows 10
File size 229376 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c384ea55e4b22caa60bacc577ef18160
SHA1 b1c26514f3d5626443145ac190520ac9e7242ca8
SHA256 0116675a1b242967cdc49fb5c7be554c3f7bf8122cc93ef1ceed9ac541de1094
CRC32 1eecda55
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 236032 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 67a1c383a058932f8c6bf6469bfd3a89
SHA1 f9014b81bec90b675d9bd29b98ad1090b8981046
SHA256 a729df6a7534e2f75f5cb031dc087a293ae6bc29036f39206928884528651983
CRC32 95ab992c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows 8
File size 222208 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 660f996a15aee5878896511182b9d527
SHA1 14e3b5f040f291c287dd20f655f04464bd1d7405
SHA256 1df0b37f791c4332992884d51a7d564ad9df037f0817cf4d5658cf54464b9909
CRC32 87dc23eb
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows 7
File size 303616 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 7d4d9e3f5fe917d7fb975804107ad3ef
SHA1 6ec8636136ef597b5d7d59f62b6499f9d588a587
SHA256 6caf01419b03eeb39ad42ce02662cbb162e574cbd8eeaaddd969fa783f364bbf
CRC32 d70e970a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows 7
File size 220160 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8a5e80d2550938de2b66346b9e24ceb7
SHA1 6b6a35f3d467ddad91e6ab275800cb5808e1bfd5
SHA256 1d253000a580534540b8c9e4e4852adca991c8152a3484915bb29013b7429763
CRC32 1956e30e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 220160 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 973642071fd324603235afd9b1b199aa
SHA1 f3bf977d5f73eb4f46b357885c28742ed1db92cc
SHA256 e143d118f82a9e5294a3b4d22229dc9373ab50243932a342ca1cdbf5c6d2060a
CRC32 a6ceb2b9
Example file location ---
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 300032 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 dbc5b1081b2513e752dfa17b83d756a4
SHA1 2ab0017e358192da76275e75a2cae3981f930927
SHA256 dbc9fa9eb382c8ae660c5373d60732dbc9b493c99b3650b1b0a69cc732b5ccb8
CRC32 7b6e8bfa
Example file location ---
Filename comsnap.dll
System Windows XP
File size 167424 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 85a335171b8d56b09276d1c6df2a63b2
SHA1 1d73c4dca17bfb98a807083846dcb5e7cac8efcc
SHA256 a9898a04e3cd278fea9594f4c4e8af7c81d6b39d1fd8a5c074da734c0febd208
CRC32 e2766a0b
Example file location ---