How to Download and Fix dtsh.dll?

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

dtsh.dll file Detection and Sharing Status API. 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 dtsh.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dtsh.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 dtsh.dll
File extension DLL
Description Detection and Sharing Status API
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 dtsh.dll file. dtsh.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 dtsh.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dtsh.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 dtsh.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dtsh.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 dtsh.dll
System Windows 10
File size 31744 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0f22c105979c284767ba8678eef01174
SHA1 83b03e1ba223bd8b901c1c5f65107d93a2b5e8a0
SHA256 a1da538958d379c339cea04919655578a13c088b4f17732540daf0c7b4475959
CRC32 1a366114
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 32256 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 eaf04acc90a9786bf11397a235827989
SHA1 f6c959e0b350ce2cf8870cbfb99db0d0be95e924
SHA256 5f90f55ad27f04c5b1afc72cfdfb38edb87c75a9efd3d98df235cc419e9aee8e
CRC32 616f3a44
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows 8
File size 30720 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 df670e495ad5f66af0a601ba5d9f5c7d
SHA1 ac2404fb15ef123988c606b16438877c1154650d
SHA256 09d2881979cc2e989684d0fb7f85a0dbba315af0ae0a0e4fee745981185c93a4
CRC32 e4253765
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows 7
File size 32256 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0795aaf84172c2e3b605ccb3a6e91d4a
SHA1 fa4436dc2c12e60e990a452cf2f0e0262f80415b
SHA256 9ab20e665a2af06494bc43a7ebc3ea0e790183138e670a173974ff4ba6c708e3
CRC32 694bb836
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows 7
File size 36352 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 bbdf608c1d964c6c4b8e8cf71059f09e
SHA1 d8beb2eda04de2fb5c192c8ffd39bbf8111fab2a
SHA256 728b8772abc1f990757115e3154f0ccf5451d84372b633948d3db5aa8cc258a6
CRC32 62c8e9a9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 28672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3e84d1c35e920dd699e299d2f91755a6
SHA1 32597edec61bb2314a8e8dcc5746dbda547f3c10
SHA256 bfce739731b7212596e99fa639030dc4efbea97550ef76b583b11dd248e5a59d
CRC32 e24716ba
Example file location ---
Filename dtsh.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 33792 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 6e15766ea561554df55afc6c3d055650
SHA1 21a27c0c01f1eb5a07cfe2e0883ae285f7c0b533
SHA256 bfd22813f91704449842e04da8900f4ecdede43453445ca5a4d3f9a6b03524ad
CRC32 834d07b5
Example file location ---