Troubleshoot connect.dll Errors and Download File

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

connect.dll file Get Connected Wizards. 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 connect.dll related errors on your device. You can also download connect.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename connect.dll
File extension DLL
Description Get Connected Wizards
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 connect.dll file. connect.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 connect.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to connect.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 connect.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of connect.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: ---

If the steps did not solve your connect.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 connect.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1295360 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 dae9c04ff9a79f88068a328eb3d53d5e
SHA1 b4061ef413401afc2e789003facde31b2a8c0965
SHA256 3947d3192ec0d578b4ef451920d40f6816baa6ee5565f4d618431c6a354f8d62
CRC32 bf231bf6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename connect.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1296896 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 aa427ae2db167a7d7ff1e24dddd51da2
SHA1 f5db263b1c990deeadd4c8ec5e0db219f3a03749
SHA256 6b3141298eac5fb8d343d67f5e9efe2e9ef99a2f70d856922eed86bc7eedda80
CRC32 61ee2a56
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename connect.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1282560 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 3a68221f390fd9c31b6049ba6902c972
SHA1 a3fa85a2388b877aea100e6bc03709637d04c8fd
SHA256 d70205bd93258bc430bf161464ef0bbd35310c2fe3d3edc766e471d766731320
CRC32 b76d1c70
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename connect.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1344512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5fc2d30c05487b480c2a154d5d281ba0
SHA1 a775e481726d846993d9b1292b64da020b2f3336
SHA256 51d856e6e6c4bc75e96bfe6f1cbd1e49a7d6e9c7c673963ddb03ff5504e5947f
CRC32 88d7a2e9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename connect.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1393152 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 ece81c30343dc8a1fada4bf1437f7ed1
SHA1 216036f01f09e7ba1b236ada132f0798d39c22f6
SHA256 b119df0de92244219615bb2a171e972c8798b6a07b37ca77fe3a081ce5341956
CRC32 8ae931fd
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename connect.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1645568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 36509ecc02172d09507a16fad12c566f
SHA1 8eac5eded7d5a15b8684c861a16420dc72cae140
SHA256 64a706f710b3ca1cfa0072d2f44559b7c2713ce36cc84d6001a93ea1b20002d1
CRC32 c7e6c6b7
Example file location ---
Filename connect.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1691648 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 a322bb42609e9d728c9440fb2685f04d
SHA1 f87615bb6621612bb2f9691a36d4ceb019b565b2
SHA256 2ed76cced8ba3e6561adbf5375ab71efa4345027b8026b659189050450becf6d
CRC32 d63fc775
Example file location ---